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

King James Bible
And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And as to the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, Jehovah is between me and thee for ever.

World English Bible
Concerning the matter which you and I have spoken of, behold, Yahweh is between you and me forever."

Young's Literal Translation
as to the thing which we have spoken, I and thou, lo, Jehovah is between me and thee -- unto the age.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will shoot three arrows - Jonathan intended that David should stay at the stone Ezel, where probably there was some kind of cave, or hiding place; that, to prevent all suspicion, he would not go to him himself, but take his servant into the fields, and pretend to be exercising himself in archery; that he would shoot three arrows, the better to cover his design; and that, if he should say to his servant, who went to bring back the arrows, "The arrows are on this side of thee," this should be a sign to David that he might safely return to court, no evil being designed; but if he should say, "The arrows are beyond thee," then David should escape for his life, Saul having determined his destruction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the matter

1 Samuel 20:14,15 And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not...

the Lord

1 Samuel 20:42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, for as much as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying...

Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on you: I have given my maid into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived...

Genesis 31:50 If you shall afflict my daughters, or if you shall take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see...

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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 31:49
It was also called Mizpah, because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.

Genesis 31:53
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.

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

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 20:24
So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat.

1 Samuel 20:42
Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.'" Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.

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