20:3 Taking an oath, David again 1 said, “Your father is very much aware of the fact 2 that I have found favor with you, and he has thought, 3 ‘Don’t let Jonathan know about this, or he will be upset.’ But as surely as the Lord lives and you live, there is about one step between me and death!”
1 Samuel 26:16Context
26:16 This failure on your part isn’t good! 4 As surely as the Lord lives, you people who have not protected your lord, the Lord’s chosen one, are as good as dead! 5 Now look where the king’s spear and the jug of water that was by his head are!”
1 Samuel 29:6Context
29:6 So Achish summoned David and said to him, “As surely as the Lord lives, you are an honest man, and I am glad to have you 6 serving 7 with me in the army. 8 I have found no fault with you from the day that you first came to me until the present time. But in the opinion 9 of the leaders, you are not reliable. 10
1 tc The LXX and the Syriac Peshitta lack the word “again.”
2 tn The infinitive absolute appears before the finite verb for emphasis.
4 tn Heb “Not good [is] this thing which you have done.”
5 tn Heb “you are sons of death.”
7 tn Heb “your going forth and your coming in.” The expression is a merism.
8 tn Heb “camp.”
9 tn Heb “eyes.”
10 tn Heb “good.”