1 Samuel 23:17
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New International Version
"Don't be afraid," he said. "My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this."

King James Bible
And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Fear not; for the hand of Saul my father will not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next to thee; and that also Saul my father knows.

World English Bible
He said to him, "Don't be afraid; for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you; and that also Saul my father knows."

Young's Literal Translation
and saith unto him, 'Fear not, for the hand of Saul my father doth not find thee, and thou dost reign over Israel, and I am to thee for second, and also so knoweth Saul my father.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And Jonathan - strengthened his hand in God - It is probable that there was always a secret intercourse between David and Jonathan, and that by this most trusty friend he was apprised of the various designs of Saul to take away his life. As Jonathan well knew that God had appointed David to the kingdom, he came now to encourage him to trust in the Most High, and to assure him that the hand of Saul should not prevail against him; and at this interview they renewed their covenant of friendship. Now all this Jonathan could do, consistently with his duty to his father and his king. He knew that David had delivered the kingdom; he saw that his father was ruling unconstitutionally; and he knew that God had appointed David to succeed Saul. This he knew would come about in the order of Providence; and neither he nor David took one step to hasten the time. Jonathan, by his several interferences, prevented his father from imbruing his hands in innocent blood: a more filial and a more loyal part he could not have acted; and therefore, in his attachment to David, he is wholly free of blame.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Fear not

Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

shall not

Job 5:11-15 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety...

Psalm 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Psalm 46:1,2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...

Psalm 91:1,2 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

thou shalt be

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

I shall be

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Acts 28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard...

Romans 15:24 Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey...

that also Saul

1 Samuel 20:31 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the ground, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Why now send and fetch him to me...

1 Samuel 24:20 And now, behold, I know well that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

Library
Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Hebrews 13:6
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

1 Samuel 20:31
As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send someone to bring him to me, for he must die!"

1 Samuel 24:4
The men said, "This is the day the LORD spoke of when he said to you, 'I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.'" Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul's robe.

1 Samuel 24:19
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the LORD reward you well for the way you treated me today.

1 Samuel 24:20
I know that you will surely be king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands.

Psalm 27:1
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:3
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

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