23 so now, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my descendants, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have resided.”
1 Samuel 20:14-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 And if I am still alive, will you not show me the faithfulness of the Lord, so that I do not die?15 And you shall never cut off your loyalty to my house, not even when the Lord cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.”16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “May the Lord demand it from the hands of David’s enemies.”17 And Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because he loved him as he loved his own life.
6 let seven men from his sons be given to us, and we will [a]hang them before the Lord in Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the Lord.” And the king said, “I will give them.”
7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord which was between them, between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.8 So the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, Armoni and Mephibosheth whom she had borne to Saul, and the five sons of [b]Merab the daughter of Saul, whom she had borne to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
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