1 Samuel 17:15
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New American Standard Bible
but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's flock at Bethlehem.

King James Bible
But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

Darby Bible Translation
But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

World English Bible
Now David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

Young's Literal Translation
and David is going and returning from Saul, to feed the flock of his father at Beth-Lehem.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

David went ... - "Was gone," referring to 1 Samuel 16:19-20. Had he been Saul's armour-bearer at this time it is highly improbable that he would have left him to feed sheep.

1 Samuel 17:15 Parallel Commentaries

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April the Twenty-Ninth the Mood of Triumph
"I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts." --1 SAMUEL xvii. 38-54. The man who comes up to his foes with this assurance will fight and win. Reasonable confidence is one of the most important weapons in the warrior's armoury. Fear is always wasteful. The man who calmly expects to win has already begun to conquer. Our mood has so much to do with our might. And therefore does the Word of God counsel us to attend to our dispositions, lest, having carefully collected our material implements,
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Knox -- the First Temptation of Christ
John Knox, the great Scottish reformer, was born at Giffordgate, four miles from Haddington, Scotland, in 1505. He first made his appearance as a preacher in Edinburgh, where he thundered against popery, but was imprisoned and sent to the galleys in 1546. In 1547 Edward VI secured his release and made him a royal chaplain, when he acquired the friendship of Cranmer and other reformers. On the accession of Mary (1553) he took refuge on the Continent. In 1556 he accepted the charge of a church in Geneva,
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume I

Cross References
1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."

1 Samuel 16:19
So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David who is with the flock."

1 Samuel 16:21
Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.

1 Samuel 17:16
The Philistine came forward morning and evening for forty days and took his stand.

1 Samuel 18:2
Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father's house.

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