1 Samuel 23:16
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New American Standard Bible
And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.

King James Bible
And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

World English Bible
Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, and went to David into the woods, and strengthened his hand in God.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jonathan son of Saul riseth, and goeth unto David to the forest, and strengtheneth his hand in God,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

A touching example of mutual fidelity between friends. The humility and unselfish love of Jonathan is apparent in 1 Samuel 23:17.

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Library
Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:15
Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.

1 Samuel 30:6
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

Nehemiah 2:18
I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king's words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, "Let us arise and build." So they put their hands to the good work.

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