New Living Translation
And may the LORD make us keep our promises to each other, for he has witnessed them."
King James Bible
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
And as to the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, Jehovah is between me and thee for ever.
World English Bible
Concerning the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, Yahweh is between you and me forever."
Young's Literal Translation
as to the thing which we have spoken, I and thou, lo, Jehovah is between me and thee -- unto the age.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:23 Between - As a witness and a judge between us and our families for ever, if on either side this league of friendship be violated.
But it was also called Mizpah (which means "watchtower"), for Laban said, "May the LORD keep watch between us to make sure that we keep this covenant when we are out of each other's sight.
I call on the God of our ancestors--the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of my grandfather Nahor--to serve as a judge between us." So Jacob took an oath before the fearsome God of his father, Isaac, to respect the boundary line.
1 Samuel 20:14
And may you treat me with the faithful love of the LORD as long as I live. But if I die,
1 Samuel 20:15
treat my family with this faithful love, even when the LORD destroys all your enemies from the face of the earth."
1 Samuel 20:24
So David hid himself in the field, and when the new moon festival began, the king sat down to eat.
1 Samuel 20:42
At last Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn loyalty to each other in the LORD's name. The LORD is the witness of a bond between us and our children forever." Then David left, and Jonathan returned to the town.
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