1 Samuel 18:3
Good News Translation
Jonathan swore eternal friendship with David because of his deep affection for him.

Contemporary English Version
Jonathan liked David so much that they promised to always be loyal friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for he loved him as his own soul.

New American Bible
Jonathan and David made a covenant, because Jonathan loved him as his very self.

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And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for he loved him as his own soul.

made a covenant

1 Samuel 20:8-17,42 Deal mercifully then with thy servant: for thou hast brought me, thy servant, into a covenant of the Lord with thee. But if there be any iniquity in me, do thou kill me, and bring me not in to thy father. . . .

1 Samuel 23:18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood: but Jonathan returned to his house.

2 Samuel 9:1-3 And David said: Is there any one, think you, left of the house of Saul, that I may shew kindness to him for Jonathan's sake? . . .

2 Samuel 21:7 And the king spared Miphiboseth the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord, that had been between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

Context
Jonathan Befriends David
2And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father's house. 3And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for he loved him as his own soul.4And Jonathan stripped himself of the coat with which he was clothed, and gave it to David, and the rest of his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:8
Deal mercifully then with thy servant: for thou hast brought me, thy servant, into a covenant of the Lord with thee. But if there be any iniquity in me, do thou kill me, and bring me not in to thy father.

1 Samuel 20:41
And when the boy was gone, David rose out of his place, which was toward the south, and falling on his face to the ground, adored thrice: and kissing one another, they wept together; but David more.

1 Samuel 22:8
That all of you have conspired against me, and there is no one to inform me, especially when even my son hath entered into league with the son of Isai? There is not one of you that pitieth my case, nor that giveth me any information: because my son hath raised up my servant against me, plotting against me to this day.

1 Samuel 23:18
And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood: but Jonathan returned to his house.

2 Samuel 21:7
And the king spared Miphiboseth the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord, that had been between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

Additional Translations
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

And Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

And Jonathan maketh -- also David -- a covenant, because he loveth him as his own soul,
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