(David fled from King Saul’s renewed desire to kill him) and went to . Jonathan (who said) You shall not die! why should my father hide this thing from me? It is not so!" 1 Samuel 20:1,2

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754) English novelist

(David persuaded Jonathan of the possibility that his father, King Saul was trying to kill him and said) . deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the Lord with you. 1 Samuel 20:3-8

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity. John Dryden (1631–1700)

.Jonathan said to David: When I have sounded out my father sometime tomorrow. and indeed there is good toward (you), and I . (will) tell you . But if it pleases my father to do you evil, then I will report it to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. 1 Samuel 20:12-13a

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.” Louisa May Alcott quotes (American Author known for her children's books, especially the classic Little Women. 1832-1888)

(Jonathan to David) . the Lord be with you as He has been with my father.. (honor my life and) not cut off your kindness from my house (family) forever.. 1 Samuel 20:13b-15 (Jonathan, heir apparent to the throne, knew David would become king)

Acceptthe place (God in His providence) has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Ralph Waldo Emerson

So Jonathan made a covenant with the house (present and future family) of David. 1 Samuel 20:16

True friendship extends to families and spans generations.