1 Samuel 20:17

“And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ionathan caused Dauid to sweare againe, because he loued him: for he loued him as he loued his owne soule.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because he loved him as he loved his own life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jonathan again took an oath to David, because of his love for him: for David was as dear to him as his very soul.
- Basic English Bible

And Jonathan caused David to swear again, by the love he had for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
- Darby Bible

And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
- Webster's Bible

Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
- World English Bible

and Jonathan addeth to cause David to swear, because he loveth him, for with the love of his own soul he hath loved him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 20:17


20:17 Swear again - Heb. and Jonathan added or proceeded to make David swear; that is, having himself sworn to David or adjured David, in the foregoing verse, he here requires David's oath to him, by way of restipulation or confirmation. Loved him - Because he had a true friendship for David, he desired that the covenant might be inviolably observed through all their generations.


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