New International Version
From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family.
King James Bible
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father's house.
World English Bible
Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul taketh him on that day, and hath not permitted him to turn back to the house of his father.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When he had made an end of speaking - These first five verses are omitted by the Septuagint. See the notes on the preceding chapter, 1 Samuel 17 (note).
Jonathan loved him as his own soul - The most intimate friendship subsisted between them; and they loved each other with pure hearts fervently. No love was lost between them; each was worthy of the other. They had a friendship which could not be affected with changes or chances, and which exemplified all that the ancients have said on the subject; Την φιλιαν ισοτητα ειναι, και μιαν ψυχην, τον φιλον ἑτερον αυτον; "Friendship produces an entire sameness; it is one soul in two bodies: a friend is another self."
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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 17:15
but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's sheep at Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 19:7
So Jonathan called David and told him the whole conversation. He brought him to Saul, and David was with Saul as before.
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