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Then Jonathan and David made a (A)covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

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12 Then Jonathan said to David: “The Lord God of Israel is witness! When I have [a]sounded out my father sometime tomorrow, or the third day, and indeed there is good toward David, and I do not send to you and tell you, 13 may (A)the Lord do so and much more to Jonathan. But if it pleases my father to do you evil, then I will report it to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. And (B)the Lord be with you as He has (C)been with my father. 14 And you shall not only show me the kindness of the Lord while I still live, that I may not die; 15 but (D)you shall not [b]cut off your kindness from my [c]house forever, no, not when the Lord has cut off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” 16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the [d]house of David, saying, (E)“Let the Lord require it at the hand of David’s enemies.”

17 Now Jonathan again caused David to vow, because he loved him; (F)for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 20:12 searched out
  2. 1 Samuel 20:15 stop being kind
  3. 1 Samuel 20:15 family
  4. 1 Samuel 20:16 family

42 Then Jonathan said to David, (A)“Go in peace, since we have both sworn in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘May the Lord be between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants, forever.’ ” So he arose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city.

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David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may (A)show him [a]kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 9:1 covenant faithfulness

But the king spared (A)Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of (B)the Lord’s oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

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