1 Samuel 20:17

17 And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.

1 Samuel 20:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
ESV
17 And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
NLT
17 And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself.
MSG
17 Jonathan repeated his pledge of love and friendship for David. He loved David more than his own soul!
CSB
17 Jonathan once again swore to David in his love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.

1 Samuel 20:17 In-Context

15 and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family—not even when the LORD has cut off every one of David’s enemies from the face of the earth.”
16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “May the LORD call David’s enemies to account.”
17 And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.
18 Then Jonathan said to David, “Tomorrow is the New Moon feast. You will be missed, because your seat will be empty.
19 The day after tomorrow, toward evening, go to the place where you hid when this trouble began, and wait by the stone Ezel.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Joshua 9:18; S 1 Samuel 18:3
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