King James Version
And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jonathan caused David to swear again, by the love he had for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
World English Bible
Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jonathan addeth to cause David to swear, because he loveth him, for with the love of his own soul he hath loved him.
1 Samuel 20:17 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
because...: or, by his love toward him
And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.1 Samuel 20:17 Parallel Commentaries
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1 Samuel 18:1
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.
And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
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