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

King James Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.

Darby Bible Translation
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.

World English Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David; for he went out and came in before them.

Young's Literal Translation
and all Israel and Judah love David when he is going out and coming in before them.

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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.

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all Israel

1 Samuel 18:5 And David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war...

Luke 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people...

he went

Numbers 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in...

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led out and brought in Israel: and the LORD said to you...

1 Kings 3:7 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child...

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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 18:5
Whatever mission Saul sent him on, David was so successful that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. This pleased all the troops, and Saul's officers as well.

1 Samuel 18:13
So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns.

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

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