27 But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb.(A) He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.[a] 28 Then one of the soldiers told him, “Your father bound the army under a strict oath, saying, ‘Cursed be anyone who eats food today!’ That is why the men are faint.”

29 Jonathan said, “My father has made trouble(B) for the country. See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey.

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  1. 1 Samuel 14:27 Or his strength was renewed; similarly in verse 29

My eyes grow weak(A) with sorrow;
    they fail because of all my foes.

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10 My heart pounds,(A) my strength fails(B) me;
    even the light has gone from my eyes.(C)

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