New Living Translation
So Saul listened to Jonathan and vowed, "As surely as the LORD lives, David will not be killed."
King James Bible
And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul hearkened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul swore, As Jehovah liveth, he shall not be put to death!
World English Bible
Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, "As Yahweh lives, he shall not be put to death."
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul hearkeneth to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul sweareth, 'Jehovah liveth -- he doth not die.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:6 As the Lord, and c. - And without all doubt, he intended what he said, feeling a real change in himself for the present. God, says Mr. Henry, inclined the heart of Saul to hearken to the voice of Jonathan.
1 Samuel 19:5
Have you forgotten about the time he risked his life to kill the Philistine giant and how the LORD brought a great victory to all Israel as a result? You were certainly happy about it then. Why should you murder an innocent man like David? There is no reason for it at all!"
1 Samuel 19:7
Afterward Jonathan called David and told him what had happened. Then he brought David to Saul, and David served in the court as before.
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