23 Saul and Jonathan—
in life they were loved and admired,
and in death they were not parted.
They were swifter than eagles,
they were stronger than lions.
24 “Daughters of Israel,
weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet and finery,
who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.
25 “How the mighty have fallen in battle!
Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
26 I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother;
you were very dear to me.
Your love for me was wonderful,
more wonderful than that of women.
27 “How the mighty have fallen!
The weapons of war have perished!”
David and Jonathan had a great friendship. They looked out for each other and deeply cared for each other. David compared his love for Jonathan like it was deeper than the love of a women. He did not mean it sexually. He had a deep brotherly love for Jonathan and a faithful friendship. They had a bond. If you have ever had that one friend that you connected with, you know what it means. When you can have a true friendship where you can trust that person with your life, you will know the friendship that David and Jonathan had.