1 Samuel 20:16
Good News Translation
may our promise to each other still be unbroken. If it is broken, the LORD will punish you."

Contemporary English Version
Jonathan and David made an agreement that even David's descendants would have to keep. Then Jonathan said, "I pray that the LORD will take revenge on your descendants if they break our promise."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jonathan therefore made a covenant with the house of David: and the Lord required it at the hands of David's enemies.

New American Bible
the name of Jonathan must never be cut off from the family of David, or the LORD will make you answer for it.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jonathan therefore made a covenant with the house of David: and the Lord required it at the hands of David's enemies.

made [heb] cut

1 Samuel 18:3 And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for he loved him as his own soul.

Genesis 15:18 That day God made a covenant with Abram, saying: To thy seed will I give this land, from the river to Egypt even to the great river Euphrates.

Let the Lord

1 Samuel 25:22 May God do so and so, and add more to the foes of David, if I leave of all that belong to him till the morning, any that pisseth against the wall.

1 Samuel 31:2 And the Philistines fell upon Saul, and upon his sons, and they slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchisua, the sons of Saul.

2 Samuel 4:7,8 For when they came into the house, he was sleeping upon his bed in a parlour, and they struck him and killed him and taking away his head they went off by the way of the wilderness, walking all night. . . .

2 Samuel 21:8 So the king took the two sons of Respha the daughter of Aia, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni, and Miphiboseth: and the five sons of Michol the daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Hadriel the son of Berzellai, that was of Molathi:

Context
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
15Thou shalt not take away thy kindness from my house for ever, when the Lord shall have rooted out the enemies of David, every one of them from the earth, may he take away Jonathan from his house, and may the Lord require it at the hands of David's enemies. 16Jonathan therefore made a covenant with the house of David: and the Lord required it at the hands of David's enemies.17And Jonathan swore again to David, because he loved him: for he loved him as his own soul.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:21
When thou hast made a vow to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it: because the Lord thy God will require it. And if thou delay, it shall be imputed to thee for a sin.

1 Samuel 20:42
And Jonathan said to David: Go in peace: and let all stand that we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying: The Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. [43] And David arose, and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.

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 25:22
May God do so and so, and add more to the foes of David, if I leave of all that belong to him till the morning, any that pisseth against the wall.

Jeremiah 40:9
And Godolias the son of Ahicam the son of Saphan swore to them and to their companions, saying: Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

Additional Translations
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “May the LORD hold David’s enemies accountable.”So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David,'saying , And Jehovah will require it at the hand of David's enemies.

thou shalt not withdraw thy mercy from my house for ever: and if thou doest not, when the Lord cuts off the enemies of David each from the face of the earth, should it happen that the name of Jonathan be discovered by the house of David, then let the Lord seek out the enemies of David.

And Jonathan made [a covenant] with the house of David, [saying,] Let Jehovah even require [it] at the hand of David's enemies!

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, And the LORD shall require it at the hand of David's enemies.

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "Yahweh will require it at the hand of David's enemies."

And Jonathan covenanteth with the house of David, and Jehovah hath sought it from the hand of the enemies of David;
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