1 Samuel 20:17
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English Standard Version
And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

King James Bible
And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jonathan swore again to David, because he loved him: for he loved him as his own soul.

English Revised Version
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.

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

1 Samuel 20:17 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Before replying to these questions, Jonathan asked David to go with him to the field, that they might there fix upon the sign by which he would let him know, in a way in which no one could suspect, what was the state of his father's mind.

1 Samuel 20:17 Parallel Commentaries

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because he loved him. or, by his love toward him
for he loved

1 Samuel 18:1,3 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David...

Deuteronomy 13:6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend...

2 Samuel 1:26 I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant have you been to me: your love to me was wonderful...

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Cross References
1 Samuel 18:1
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Jeremiah 40:9
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, swore to them and their men, saying, "Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

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