19 Your[a] servant has found favor in your[b] eyes,(A) and you[c] have shown great kindness(B) to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains;(C) this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 19:19 The Hebrew is singular.
  2. Genesis 19:19 The Hebrew is singular.
  3. Genesis 19:19 The Hebrew is singular.

14 But show me unfailing kindness(A) like the Lord’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,

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42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace,(A) for we have sworn friendship(B) with each other in the name of the Lord,(C) saying, ‘The Lord is witness(D) between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.(E)’” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 20:42 In Hebrew texts this sentence (20:42b) is numbered 21:1.

David and Mephibosheth

David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”(A)

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“But show kindness(A) to the sons of Barzillai(B) of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table.(C) They stood by me when I fled from your brother Absalom.

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