New Living Translation
And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself.
King James Bible
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:17 Swear again - Heb. and Jonathan added or proceeded to make David swear; that is, having himself sworn to David or adjured David, in the foregoing verse , he here requires David's oath to him, by way of restipulation or confirmation. Loved him - Because he had a true friendship for David, he desired that the covenant might be inviolably observed through all their generations.
1 Samuel 18:1
After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king's son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David.
Gedaliah vowed to them that the Babylonians meant them no harm. "Don't be afraid to serve them. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and all will go well for you," he promised.
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