Ruth 1:16

16But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. a  Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

1 Samuel 18:3

3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because b  he loved him as his own soul.

1 Samuel 19:2

2And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself.

1 Samuel 20:17

17And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, c  for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

1 Samuel 23:16

16And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God.

2 Samuel 1:26

26I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
very pleasant have you been to me;
d  your love to me was extraordinary,
surpassing the love of women.

2 Samuel 9

David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

1And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may e  show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” 2Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was f  Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” 3And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show g  the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of h  Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” 4The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of i  Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.” 5Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. 6And j  Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.” 7And David said to him, “Do not fear, k  for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and l  you shall eat at my table always.” 8And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for m  a dead dog such as I?”

9Then the king called Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson. 10And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson n  shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had o  fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do.” So Mephibosheth p  ate at David’s
Septuagint; Hebrew my
table, like one of the king’s sons.
12And Mephibosheth had a young son, r  whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba’s house became Mephibosheth’s servants. 13So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for s  he ate always at the king’s table. Now t  he was lame in both his feet.

Proverbs 18:24

24A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but u  there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 19:7

7 v  All a poor man’s brothers hate him;
w  how much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
The meaning of the Hebrew sentence is uncertain

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