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16 Then Jonathan son of Saul left and went to David at Horesh. He encouraged him[a] through God. 17 He said to him, “Don’t be afraid! For the hand of my father Saul cannot find you. You will rule over Israel, and I will be your second in command. Even my father Saul realizes this.” 18 When the two of them had made a covenant before the Lord, David stayed at Horesh, but Jonathan went to his house.

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  1. 1 Samuel 23:16 tn Heb “strengthened his hand.”