A (16) And JONATHAN Saul’s son arose,
B (16) and went to DAVID INTO THE WOOD, and strengthened his hand in God.
C (17) And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul MY FATHER shall not find thee;
D (17) and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee;
C′ (17) and that also Saul MY FATHER knoweth.
B′ (18) And they two made a covenant before Yahweh: and DAVID abode IN THE WOOD,
A′ (17) and JONATHAN went to his house.