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

New Living Translation
When Saul recognized this, he became even more afraid of him.

English Standard Version
And when Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in fearful awe of him.

Berean Study Bible
When Saul saw that David was very successful, he was afraid of him.

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

New King James Version
Therefore, when Saul saw that he behaved very wisely, he was afraid of him.

New American Standard Bible
When Saul saw that he was very successful, he was afraid of him.

NASB 1995
When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he dreaded him.

NASB 1977
When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he dreaded him.

Amplified Bible
When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he was afraid of him.

Christian Standard Bible
When Saul observed that David was very successful, he dreaded him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Saul observed that David was very successful, he dreaded him.

American Standard Version
And when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he stood in awe of him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shaul saw that he was very intelligent, and he was afraid before him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul saw that he was very wise, and he was afraid of him.

Contemporary English Version
This made Saul even more afraid of David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul saw that he was exceeding prudent, and began to beware of him.

English Revised Version
And when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he stood in awe of him.

Good News Translation
Saul noticed David's success and became even more afraid of him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul noticed how very successful he was and became [even more] afraid of him.

International Standard Version
When Saul saw that David was highly successful, he feared him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him.

Literal Standard Version
and Saul sees that he is acting very wisely, and is afraid of him,

NET Bible
When Saul saw how very successful he was, he was afraid of him.

New Heart English Bible
When Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Envies David
14and he continued to prosper in all his ways, because the LORD was with him. 15When Saul saw that David was very successful, he was afraid of him. 16But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he was leading them out to battle and back.…

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

1 Samuel 18:14
and he continued to prosper in all his ways, because the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he was leading them out to battle and back.


Treasury of Scripture

Why when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

wisely

Psalm 112:5
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: 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; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him…

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











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Saul
שָׁא֔וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

saw
וַיַּ֣רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

David
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was very
מְאֹ֑ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

successful,
מַשְׂכִּ֣יל (maś·kîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

he was afraid
וַיָּ֖גָר (way·yā·ḡār)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

of him.
מִפָּנָֽיו׃ (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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