1 Samuel 18:15
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New International Version
When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.

King James Bible
Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul saw that he prospered well, and he stood in awe of him.

World English Bible
When Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he stood in awe of him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul seeth that he is acting very wisely, and is afraid of him,

1 Samuel 18:15 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He was afraid of him - He saw that, by his prudent conduct, he was every day gaining increasing influence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Daniel 6:4,5 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom...

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

A Soul's Tragedy
'And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war; and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants. 6. And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. 7. And the women answered one another as they played,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Exile.
David's first years at the court of Saul in Gibeah do not appear to have produced any psalms which still survive. "The sweetest songs are those Which tell of saddest thought." It was natural, then, that a period full of novelty and of prosperous activity, very unlike the quiet days at Bethlehem, should rather accumulate materials for future use than be fruitful in actual production. The old life shut to behind him for ever, like some enchanted door in a hill-side, and an unexplored land lay beckoning
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Samuel 18:12
Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 18:14
In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns.

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