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1 Samuel 20:14

    1 Samuel 20:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the lovingkindness of Jehovah, that I die not;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And may you, while I am still living, O may you be kind to me, as the Lord is kind, and keep me from death!

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the lovingkindness 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;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 20:14

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 20:14

    The general meaning is: Jonathan had a presentiment, doubtless from God, that David would be established upon the throne. By God's mercy he had the comfort, which he well deserved, of knowing that his own posterity would receive kindness at David's hand (see the marginal references).