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

New Living Translation
Finally, Saul sent him away and appointed him commander over 1,000 men, and David faithfully led his troops into battle.

English Standard Version
So Saul removed him from his presence and made him a commander of a thousand. And he went out and came in before the people.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore Saul removed him from his presence and appointed him as his commander of a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

King James Bible
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, Saul reassigned David and made him commander over 1,000 men. David led the troops

International Standard Version
Saul removed David from his presence and made him an officer over a division of soldiers. So David led the troops in battle.

NET Bible
Saul removed David from his presence and made him a commanding officer. David led the army out to battle and back.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he kept David away. He made David captain of a regiment. David led the troops out [to battle] and back again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore Saul removed him from his presence, and appointed him as his commander of a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, Saul removed him from him and made him captain over a thousand, and he went out and came in before the people.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

American King James Version
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

American Standard Version
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him a captain over a thousand men, and he went out and came in before the people.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

English Revised Version
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

World English Bible
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul turneth him aside from him, and appointeth him to himself head of a thousand, and he goeth out an cometh in, before the people.
Study Bible
Saul Envies David
12Now Saul was afraid of David, for the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul. 13Therefore Saul removed him from his presence and appointed him as his commander of a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. 14David was prospering in all his ways for the LORD was with him.…
Cross References
Numbers 27:17
who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep which have no shepherd."

1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David, and he went out and came in before them.

2 Samuel 5:2
"Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'"
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

removed

1 Samuel 18:17,25 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will …

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over …

1 Samuel 22:7 Then Saul said to his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites…

he went out

1 Samuel 18:16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came …

Numbers 27:16,17 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over …

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this …

Saul was sensible that the Lord was departed from him; while he perceived, with evident sorrow of heart, that the Lord had given David peculiar wisdom, and that he was with him to prosper all his undertakings. This increased the disquietude of his malevolent mind, and his dread of David as a prevailing rival: he therefore removed him from his presence. This impolitic step, however, served the more to ingratiate David with the people, by affording him the opportunity of leading them forth to victory over their enemies.

Therefore Saul removed him from him,.... From court, partly that he might be out of his sight, having such an hatred of his person that he could not bear to see him, and partly that he might be safer from any designs of his upon his life, which he might fear, because of his treatment of him:

and made him his captain over a thousand; not out of respect to him, and in honour of him, but partly to cover his malice, and please the people, and partly in hope that he might be slain by the enemy at the head of his troop:

and he went out and came in before the people; or at the head of them, as the Targum; he led them out to war, and returned with them in safety, with victory and in triumph, with great honour, and highly respected by them; quite contrary to the intention and hope of Saul. 1Sa 18:13-16. Fears Him for His Good Success.

13. Therefore Saul removed him from him—sent him away from the court, where the principal persons, including his own son, were spellbound with admiration of the young and pious warrior.

made him captain over a thousand—gave him a military commission, which was intended to be an honorable exile. But this post of duty served only to draw out before the public the extraordinary and varied qualities of his character, and to give him a stronger hold of the people's affections.18:12-30 For a long time David was kept in continual apprehension of falling by the hand of Saul, yet he persevered in meek and respectful behaviour towards his persecutor. How uncommon is such prudence and discretion, especially under insults and provocations! Let us inquire if we imitate this part of the exemplary character before us. Are we behaving wisely in all our ways? Is there no sinful omission, no rashness of spirit, nothing wrong in our conduct? Opposition and perverseness in others, will not excuse wrong tempers in us, but should increase our care, and attention to the duties of our station. Consider Him that endured contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be weary and faint in your minds, Heb 12:3. If David magnified the honour of being son-in-law to king Saul, how should we magnify the honour of being sons to the King of kings!
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