New International Version
Saul replied, "The LORD bless you for your concern for me.
King James Bible
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of Jehovah; for ye have compassion upon me.
World English Bible
Saul said, "You are blessed by Yahweh; for you have had compassion on me.
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul saith, 'Blessed are ye of Jehovah, for ye have pity on me;
1 Samuel 23:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryJonathan, 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
1 Samuel 22:8
Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today."
1 Samuel 23:22
Go and get more information. Find out where David usually goes and who has seen him there. They tell me he is very crafty.
2 Samuel 2:5
he sent messengers to them to say to them, "The LORD bless you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.
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