And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose
And came from Gibeah, which, according to Bunting F15, was twenty two miles from the place where David was:
and went to David into the wood:
having had intelligence where he was, this being a proper place to have an interview with him privately:
and strengthened his hand in God;
and his heart too, his hand of faith to lay hold on God, as his covenant God and lean and rely upon him; he strengthened him in his power and in his providence, and in his promises to him; the Targum is,
``he strengthened him in the Word of the Lord;''not only in his word and promise, but in Christ the essential Word of God, who should spring from him according to the flesh.
F15 Travels p. 334. (text not clear could be 834 or some other number)