New American Standard Bible
"If I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness of the LORD, that I may not die?
King James Bible
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of Jehovah, that I die not,
World English Bible
You shall not only while yet I live show me the loving kindness of Yahweh, that I not die;
Young's Literal Translation
and not only while I am alive dost thou do with me the kindness of Jehovah, and I die not,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The general meaning is: Jonathan had a presentiment, doubtless from God, that David would be established upon the throne. By God's mercy he had the comfort, which he well deserved, of knowing that his own posterity would receive kindness at David's hand (see the marginal references).
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"Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
1 Samuel 20:13
"If it please my father to do you harm, may the LORD do so to Jonathan and more also, if I do not make it known to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. And may the LORD be with you as He has been with my father.
1 Samuel 20:15
"You shall not cut off your lovingkindness from my house forever, not even when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth."
1 Samuel 20:23
"As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever."
1 Samuel 24:21
"So now swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me and that you will not destroy my name from my father's household."
2 Samuel 9:1
Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
2 Samuel 9:3
The king said, "Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?" And Ziba said to the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet."
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