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Saul’s Rash Oath

24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had (A)placed the people under oath, saying, “Cursed is the man who eats any food until evening, before I have taken vengeance on my enemies.” So none of the people tasted food.

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44 Saul answered, (A)“God do so and more also; (B)for you shall surely die, Jonathan.”

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So David’s anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this [a]shall surely die!

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 12:5 deserves to die, lit. is a son of death

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