In response to Saul’s attempts to kill David, David and Jonathan covenant together—David will ensure the survival of Jonathan’s line, and Jonathan will protect David’s life. Saul tries to kill Jonathan, and Jonathan tells David to flee.
- What can you learn about a covenant from this passage?
- What was the basis of Jonathan and David’s covenant (v. 17)?
- Look at verse 31—what was Saul concerned about? How does that contrast with David’s concern?