And David swore again, and said, Your father certainly knows that I have found grace in your eyes; and he says, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.
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George Leo Haydock
As I may say, is not in Hebrew. Septuagint, "the space between me and thy father is filled up, unto death. "We can never more have any union, nor dwell together in safety. (Haydock)