1 Samuel 18:1
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New International Version
After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.

New Living Translation
After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king's son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David.

English Standard Version
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David had finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan committed himself to David, and loved him as much as he loved himself.

International Standard Version
When David finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan became a close friend to David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.

NET Bible
When David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David finished talking to Saul. After that, Jonathan became David's closest friend. He loved David as much as [he loved] himself.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when he had finished speaking unto Saul that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when he had finished speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when he had ended speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

World English Bible
It happened, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when he finisheth to speak unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan hath been bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loveth him as his own soul.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-5 The friendship of David and Jonathan was the effect of Divine grace, which produces in true believers one heart and one soul, and causes them to love each other. This union of souls is from partaking in the Spirit of Christ. Where God unites hearts, carnal matters are too weak to separate them. Those who love Christ as their own souls, will be willing to join themselves to him in an everlasting covenant. It was certainly a great proof of the power of God's grace in David, that he was able to bear all this respect and honour, without being lifted up above measure.
Study Bible
Jonathan Befriends David
1Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself. 2Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father's house.…
Cross References
Genesis 44:30
"Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life,

Deuteronomy 13:6
"If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods ' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,

1 Samuel 19:1
Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants to put David to death. But Jonathan, Saul's son, greatly delighted in David.

1 Samuel 20:17
Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because he loved him as he loved his own life.

2 Samuel 1:26
"I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful Than the love of women.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

the soul of Jonathan The modesty, piety, and courage of David were so congenial to the character of the amiable Jonathan, they attracted his most cordial esteem and affection; so that the most intimate friend- ship subsisted between them from that time, and they loved each other with pure hearts fervently. Their friendship could not be affected by the common vicissitudes of life; and it exemplifies by fact what the ancients have written on the subject; (), `Friendship is an entire sameness, and one soul: a friend is another self.'

1 Samuel 14:1-14,45 Now it came to pass on a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said …

Genesis 44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad …

Judges 20:11 So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, knit together …

1 Chronicles 12:17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to them, If …

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart …

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

loved him

2 Samuel 18:3 But the people answered, You shall not go forth: for if we flee away, …

2 Samuel 19:2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning to all the people…

2 Samuel 20:17 And when he was come near to her, the woman said, Are you Joab? …

Deuteronomy 13:6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, …

2 Samuel 1:26 I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant have …

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a …

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