1 Samuel 20:23
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New International Version
And about the matter you and I discussed--remember, the LORD is witness between you and me forever."

New Living Translation
And may the LORD make us keep our promises to each other, for he has witnessed them."

English Standard Version
And as for the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.”

New American Standard Bible
"As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever."

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the matter you and I have spoken about, the LORD will be a witness between you and me forever."

International Standard Version
As for the matter about which you and I spoke, remember that the LORD is a witness between us forever."

NET Bible
With regard to the matter that you and I discussed, the LORD is the witness between us forever!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have made a promise to each other, and the LORD is [a witness] between you and me forever."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, let the LORD be between thee and me for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
And as for the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between you and me forever.

American King James Version
And as touching the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between you and me for ever.

American Standard Version
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, Jehovah is between thee and me for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And concerning the word which I and thou have spoken, 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.

English Revised Version
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD is between thee and me for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as to the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between thee and me 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.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:11-23 Jonathan faithfully promises that he would let David know how he found his father affected towards him. It will be kindness to ourselves and to ours, to secure an interest in those whom God favours, and to make his friends ours. True friendship rests on a firm basis, and is able to silence ambition, self-love, and undue regard for others. But who can fully understand the love of Jesus, who gave himself as a sacrifice for rebellious, polluted sinners! how great then ought to be the force and effects of our love to him, to his cause, and his people!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of,.... The covenant they had made between them and their families:

behold, the Lord be between me and thee for ever: as a witness of the covenant, and a revenger of those that should break it; so the Targum,"behold, the Word of the Lord be between me and thee a witness for ever.''

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23. as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of—The plan being concerted, the friends separated for a time, and the amiable character of Jonathan again peers out in his parting allusion to their covenant of friendship.

1 Samuel 20:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jonathan and David Renew Covenant
22"But if I say to the youth, 'Behold, the arrows are beyond you,' go, for the LORD has sent you away. 23"As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever." 24So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:49
It was also called Mizpah, because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.

Genesis 31:53
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.

1 Samuel 20:14
But show me unfailing kindness like the LORD's kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed,

1 Samuel 20:15
and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family--not even when the LORD has cut off every one of David's enemies from the face of the earth."

1 Samuel 20:24
So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat.

1 Samuel 20:42
Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.'" Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.
Treasury of Scripture

And as touching the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between you and me for ever.

the matter

1 Samuel 20:14,15 And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the …

the Lord

1 Samuel 20:42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, for as much as we have sworn …

Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on you: I have given my maid …

Genesis 31:50 If you shall afflict my daughters, or if you shall take other wives …

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