20:8 You must be loyal 1 to your servant, for you have made a covenant with your servant in the Lord’s name. 2 If I am guilty, 3 you yourself kill me! Why bother taking me to your father?”
1 Samuel 20:15Context
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
1 Samuel 20:17Context
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. 4
1 Samuel 20:42Context
20:42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for the two of us have sworn together in the name of the Lord saying, ‘The Lord will be between me and you and between my descendants and your descendants forever.’”(21:1)
1 tn Heb “and you must do loyalty.”
2 tn Heb “for into a covenant of the
3 tn Heb “and if there is in me guilt.”
4 tn Heb “for [with] the love of his [own] life he loved him.”
5 sn Beginning with 20:42b, the verse numbers through 21:15 in the English Bible differ from the verse numbers in the Hebrew text (BHS), with 20:42b ET = 21:1 HT, 21:1 ET = 21:2 HT, 21:2 ET = 21:3 HT, etc., through 21:15 ET = 21:16 HT. With 22:1 the verse numbers in the ET and HT are again the same.
6 tn Heb “he”; the referent (David) has been specified in the translation for clarity.