Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He who makes many friends [does it] to his own destruction, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [with] words, [but] they are gone.
And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from following after thee, for where thou go, I will go, and where thou lodge, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 19:2
And Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeks to kill thee. Now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself in the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself.
1 Samuel 20:17
And Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him. For he loved him as he loved his own soul.
1 Samuel 23:16
And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, and went to David into the forest, and strengthened his hand in God.
2 Samuel 1:26
I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan. Very pleasant thou have been to me. Thy love to me was wonderful, exceeding the love of women.
For if thou altogether keep quiet at this time, then relief and deliverance will arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father's house will perish. And who knows whether thou have not come to the kingdom for such a
Greater love has no man than this, that some man lay down his life for his friends.
For both he who sanctifies and those being sanctified are all of one, because of which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers,