1 Samuel 18:2
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English Standard Version
And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house.

King James Bible
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

American Standard Version
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father's house.

English Revised Version
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But David took the head of Goliath and brought it to Jerusalem, and put his armour in his tent. אהל is an antiquated term for a dwelling-place, as in 1 Samuel 4:10; 1 Samuel 13:2, etc. The reference is to David's house at Bethlehem, to which he returned with the booty after the defeat of Goliath, and that by the road which ran past Jerusalem, where he left the head of Goliath. There is no anachronism in these statements; for the assertion made by some, that Jerusalem was not yet in the possession of the Israelites, rests upon a confusion between the citadel of Jebus upon Zion, which was still in the hands of the Jebusites, and the city of Jerusalem, in which Israelites had dwelt for a long time (see at Joshua 15:63, and Judges 1:8). Nor is there any contradiction between this statement and 1 Samuel 21:9, where Goliath's sword is said to have been preserved in the tabernacle at Nob: for it is not affirmed that David kept Goliath's armour in his own home, but only that he took it thither; and the supposition that Goliath's sword was afterwards deposited by him in the sanctuary in honour of the Lord, is easily reconcilable with this. Again, the statement in 1 Samuel 18:2, to the effect that, after David's victory over Goliath, Saul did not allow him to return to his father's house any more, is by no means at variance with this explanation of the verse before us. For the statement in question must be understood in accordance with 1 Samuel 17:15, viz., as signifying that from that time forward Saul did not allow David to return to his father's house to keep the sheep as he had done before, and by no means precludes his paying brief visits to Bethlehem.

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1 Samuel 16:21-23 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer...

1 Samuel 17:15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

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1 Samuel 17:15
but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

1 Samuel 19:7
And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan reported to him all these things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before.

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