1 Samuel 20:23
New International Version
And about the matter you and I discussed—remember, the LORD is witness between you and me forever.”

New Living Translation
And may the LORD make us keep our promises to each other, for he has witnessed them.”

English Standard Version
And as for the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.”

Berean Study Bible
And as for the matter you and I have discussed, the LORD is a witness between you and me forever.”

King James Bible
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.

New King James Version
And as for the matter which you and I have spoken of, indeed the LORD be between you and me forever.”

New American Standard Bible
As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.”

NASB 1995
“As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.”

NASB 1977
“As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.”

Amplified Bible
As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever [making sure that we each keep our word].”

Christian Standard Bible
As for the matter you and I have spoken about, the LORD will be a witness between you and me forever.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the matter you and I have spoken about, the LORD will be a witness between you and me forever.”

American Standard Version
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, Jehovah is between thee and me for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the matter that we have spoken, you and I, behold, LORD JEHOVAH God is between me and you until eternity!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And as for the word which thou and I have spoken, behold, the Lord is witness between me and thee for ever.

Contemporary English Version
But he will always watch us to make sure that we keep the promise we made to each other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And concerning the word which I and thou have spoken, the Lord be between thee and me for ever.

English Revised Version
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD is between thee and me for ever.

Good News Translation
As for the promise we have made to each other, the LORD will make sure that we will keep it forever."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have made a promise to each other, and the LORD is [a witness] between you and me forever."

International Standard Version
As for the matter about which you and I spoke, remember that the LORD is a witness between us forever."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as touching the matter which I and thou have spoken of, behold, the LORD is between me and thee for ever.'

Literal Standard Version
as for the thing which you and I have spoken, behold, YHWH [is] between me and you for all time.”

NET Bible
With regard to the matter that you and I discussed, the LORD is the witness between us forever!"

New Heart English Bible
Concerning the matter which you and I have spoken of, look, the LORD is a witness between you and me forever."

World English Bible
Concerning the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, Yahweh is between you and me forever."

Young's Literal Translation
as to the thing which we have spoken, I and thou, lo, Jehovah is between me and thee -- unto the age.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
22But if I say to the young man, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then you must go, for the LORD has sent you away. 23And as for the matter you and I have discussed, the LORD is a witness between you and me forever.” 24So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon had come, the king sat down to eat.…

Cross References
Genesis 31:49
It was also called Mizpah, because Laban said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are absent from each other.

Genesis 31:53
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

1 Samuel 20:14
And as long as I live, treat me with the LORD's loving devotion, that I may not die,

1 Samuel 20:15
and do not ever cut off your loving devotion from my household--not even when the LORD cuts off every one of David's enemies from the face of the earth."

1 Samuel 20:24
So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon had come, the king sat down to eat.

1 Samuel 20:42
And Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for the two of us have sworn in the name of the LORD, saying, 'May the LORD be a witness between you and me, and between your descendants and mine forever.'" Then David got up and departed, and Jonathan went back into the city.


Treasury of Scripture

And as touching the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between you and me for ever.

the matter

1 Samuel 20:14,15
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: …

the Lord

1 Samuel 20:42
And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.

Genesis 16:5
And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

Genesis 31:50
If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And as for the matter
וְהַ֨דָּבָ֔ר (wə·had·dā·ḇār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

you
וָאָ֑תָּה (wā·’āt·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

and I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

have discussed,
דִּבַּ֖רְנוּ (dib·bar·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is a witness between
בֵּינִ֥י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

you and me
וּבֵינְךָ֖ (ū·ḇê·nə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

forever.”
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while


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