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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CommentaryClarke'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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'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
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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