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

New Living Translation
But all Israel and Judah loved David because he was so successful at leading his troops into battle.

English Standard Version
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.

Berean Study Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he was leading them out to battle and back.

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

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

New American Standard Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he would go out to battle and return before them.

NASB 1995
But all Israel and Judah loved David, and he went out and came in before them.

NASB 1977
But all Israel and Judah loved David, and he went out and came in before them.

Amplified Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he publicly associated with them.

Christian Standard Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David because he was leading their troops.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David because he was leading their troops.

American Standard Version
But all Israel and Judah loved David; for he went out and came in before them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all Israel and Yehuda loved David, because he was going out, also he was entering before them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all Israel and Juda loved David, because he came in and went out before the people.

Contemporary English Version
But everyone else in Judah and Israel was loyal to David, because he led the army in battle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all Israel and Juda loved David, for he came in and went out before them.

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

Good News Translation
But everyone in Israel and Judah loved David because he was such a successful leader.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone in Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in and out [of battle].

International Standard Version
But all Israel and Judah loved David because he led them in battle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But all Israel and Judah loved David; for he went out and came in before them.

Literal Standard Version
and all Israel and Judah love David when he is going out and coming in before them.

NET Bible
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he was the one leading them out to battle and back.

New Heart English Bible
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Envies David
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 18:5
So David marched out and prospered in everything Saul sent him to do, and Saul set him over the men of war. And this was pleasing in the sight of all the people, and of Saul's officers as well.

1 Samuel 18:13
Therefore Saul sent David away and gave him command of a thousand men. David led the troops out to battle and back,

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


Treasury of Scripture

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

all Israel

1 Samuel 18:5
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.

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: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

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; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

2 Samuel 5:2
Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

1 Kings 3:7
And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.









(16) But all Israel and Judah.--This distinct mention of the two great later divisions of the chosen people seems to point to the fact that the compiler of the Books of Samuel lived after the final separation of the ten tribes from Judah and Benjamin, in the reign of Rehoboam. It is, however, clear from other notices (see, for instance, 1Samuel 11:8; 1Samuel 15:4, in this book) that at a period long anterior to the final disruption between the north and south a marked distinction between the two had begun to exist.

In David's case, however, although he was of Judah, the future king was equally popular with the northern tribes.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and Judah
וִיהוּדָ֔ה (wî·hū·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

loved
אֹהֵ֖ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

David,
דָּוִ֑ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

was leading them out to battle
יוֹצֵ֥א (yō·w·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and back.
וָבָ֖א (wā·ḇā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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