The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not
Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.
SA1 20:4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I
will even do it for thee.
SA1 20:5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new
moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go,
that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.
SA1 20:6 If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked
leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a
yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
King James Bible