14:45 Far from it. When forced by Saul’s hardness (vv. 39, 44) to choose between Saul and Jonathan, the people choose Jonathan, whom they clearly recognize as the one the Lord used in the battle that day. Saul’s foolish behavior has alienated him from everyone around him, even his own people. His isolation is not permanent, however, for Jonathan becomes his confidant again later (20:2), and the people show signs of renewed loyalty (23:19; 24:1). Even Samuel has further dealings with him (ch. 15).