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I am distraught over you, my brother Jonathan.
You have been very pleasant to me.
Your love to me was wonderful,
surpassing the love of women. Bible

“Your love to me was wonderful.” Jonathan and David had a deep friendship for one another. This was a true friendship based on godliness, honor, mutual respect and compatible abilities and desires. It is the kind of friendship that everyone longs for but too few find. There was no jealousy although there certainly could have been room for it. Jonathan was the crown prince of the house of Saul, but he knew the will of God was that David would be king, and he was good with that, which show tremendous humility and submitting to the will of God (1 Sam. 23:17). The Bible shows that Jonathan and David were very close (1 Sam. 18:1-4; 19:1-7; 20:1-42; 23:15-18), and they made at least three covenants together (1 Sam. 18:3; 20:16; 23:18).

Although it has been suggested by some, there is no hint of homosexual love in any of the records. David and Jonathan were comrades in arms.


Commentary for: 2 Samuel 1:26