1 Samuel 20:16

“So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So Ionathan made a couenant with the house of Dauid, saying, Let the Lord euen require it at the hande of Dauids enemies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Jonathan made a {covenant} with the house of David, {saying,} "May the LORD require {it} at the hands of David's enemies."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, `saying', And Jehovah will require it at the hand of David's enemies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if it comes about that the name of Jonathan is cut off from the family of David, the Lord will make David responsible.
- Basic English Bible

And Jonathan made [a covenant] with the house of David, [saying,] Let Jehovah even require [it] at the hand of David's enemies!
- Darby Bible

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.
- Webster's Bible

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "Yahweh will require it at the hand of David's enemies."
- World English Bible

And Jonathan covenanteth with the house of David, and Jehovah hath sought [it] from the hand of the enemies of David;
- Youngs Literal Bible

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David: 'The LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 20:16


20:16 A covenant - The covenant which before was personal, he now extends to the whole house of David, expecting a reciprocal enlargement of it on David's side, which doubtless he obtained. Enemies - If either I or any of my house shall break this covenant, and shall prove enemies to David or to his house, let the Lord, the witness of this covenant, severely punish the violators of it.


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