20:15 Don’t ever cut off your loyalty to my family, not even when the Lord has cut off every one of David’s enemies from the face of the earth 20:16 and called David’s enemies to account.” So Jonathan made a covenant 1 with the house of David. 2 20:17 Jonathan once again took an oath with David, because he loved him. In fact Jonathan loved him as much as he did his own life. 3
1 tn Heb “cut.” The object of the verb (“covenant”) must be supplied.
2 tn The word order is different in the Hebrew text, which reads “and Jonathan cut with the house of David, and the
3 tn Heb “for [with] the love of his [own] life he loved him.”