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1 Samuel 20:16

16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “May the LORD call David’s enemies to account.”

Read 1 Samuel 20:16 Using Other Translations

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.
And Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "May the LORD take vengeance on David's enemies."
So Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, saying, “May the LORD destroy all your enemies!”

What does 1 Samuel 20:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 20:16

So Jonathan made [a covenant] with the house of David
Not with David himself only, which was now renewed, but with his family also:

[saying], let the Lord even require [it] at the hand of David's
enemies;
take vengeance on Jonathan, or on any of his posterity, should they break this covenant, by showing themselves enemies to David, and his crown; and, on the other hand, also on David, and his posterity, should they not show kindness to Jonathan and his seed, according to the tenor of this covenant.

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