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

King James Bible
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of Jehovah, that I die not,

World English Bible
You shall not only while yet I live show me the loving kindness of Yahweh, that I not die;

Young's Literal Translation
and not only while I am alive dost thou do with me the kindness of Jehovah, and I die not,

1 Samuel 20:14 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Show me the kindness of the Lord - When thou comest to the kingdom, if I am alive, thou shalt show kindness to me, and thou shalt continue that kindness to my family after me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the kindness

2 Samuel 9:3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him? And Ziba said to the king...

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children...

Library
Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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
Genesis 40:14
But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison.

1 Samuel 20:13
But if my father intends to harm you, may the LORD deal with Jonathan, be it ever so severely, if I do not let you know and send you away in peace. May the LORD be with you as he has been with my father.

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

1 Samuel 24:21
Now swear to me by the LORD that you will not kill off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father's family."

2 Samuel 9:1
David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

2 Samuel 9:3
The king asked, "Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God's kindness?" Ziba answered the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet."

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