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.