1 Samuel 20:16; 1 Samuel 20:42; 1 Samuel 18:3; 1 Samuel 23:18; 2 Samuel 21:7

16 And Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, bMay1 the Lord take vengeance on David’s enemies.

42 Then Jonathan said to David, sGo in peace, because we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, tThe Lord shall be between me and you, uand between my offspring and your offspring, forever. And he rose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city.1

Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because dhe loved him as his own soul.

18 pAnd the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home.

But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Saul’s son Jonathan, because of ethe oath of the Lord that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.