1 Samuel 18:2
New International Version
From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family.

New Living Translation
From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home.

English Standard Version
And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house.

Berean Study Bible
And from that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father’s house.

King James Bible
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

New King James Version
Saul took him that day, and would not let him go home to his father’s house anymore.

New American Standard Bible
And Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father’s house.

NASB 1995
Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father's house.

NASB 1977
And Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father’s house.

Amplified Bible
Saul took David that day and did not let him return to his father’s house.

Christian Standard Bible
Saul kept David with him from that day on and did not let him return to his father’s house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul kept David with him from that day on and did not let him return to his father's house.

American Standard Version
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shaul took him on that day, and he did not allow him to return to the house of his father

Contemporary English Version
From that time on, Saul kept David in his service and would not let David go back to his own family.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father's house.

English Revised Version
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Good News Translation
Saul kept David with him from that day on and did not let him go back home.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(From that day on Saul kept David [as his servant] and didn't let him go back to his family.)

International Standard Version
Saul took David that day and did not let him return to his father's house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Literal Standard Version
And Saul takes him on that day, and has not permitted him to return to the house of his father.

NET Bible
Saul retained David on that day and did not allow him to return to his father's house.

New Heart English Bible
Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan Befriends David
1After David had finished speaking with Saul, the souls of Jonathan and David were knit together, and Jonathan loved him as himself. 2And from that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father’s house. 3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:15
but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's sheep in Bethlehem.

1 Samuel 19:7
So Jonathan summoned David and told him all these things. Then Jonathan brought David to Saul to serve him as he had before.


Treasury of Scripture

And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

took him

1 Samuel 16:21-23
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer…

1 Samuel 17:15
But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.









Verses 2-4. - Saul took him that day. Bent solely on war, Saul gladly took so promising, a young soldier as David to be one of his bodyguard (1 Samuel 14:52), and henceforward he was constantly with him. Thus in two ways, first as a musician, and now as a soldier, David was forced into those intimate relations with Saul, which ended so tragically. For a while, however, those happier results ensued summed up in 1 Samuel 16:21. Jonathan and David made a covenant. We are not to suppose that this happened immediately. David continued on friendly terms with Saul for a considerable period, during which he went on many expeditions, and grew in military renown (see ver. 5). And thus the love which began with admiration of David's prowess grew deeper and more confirmed by constant intercourse, till this solemn bond of mutual friendship was entered into by the two youthful heroes, by which they bound themselves under all circumstances to be true and faithful to one another. How nobly Jonathan kept the bond the history proceeds immediately to tell us; nor was David subsequently unmindful of it (2 Samuel 9:l, 7). Jonathan stripped himself of the robe, etc. In confirmation of the bond Jonathan gave David first his robe, the meil, which, as we have seen on 1 Samuel 2:19, was the ordinary dress of the wealthier classes; and next his garments, his military dress (see on 1 Samuel 17:38, 39), worn over the meil, and which here seems to include his accoutrements, - the bow, sword, and girdle, - though elsewhere distinguished from them (2 Samuel 20:8). In thus clothing David in his own princely equipments Jonathan was showing his friend the greatest personal honour (Esther 6:8), and such a gift is still highly esteemed in the East.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And from that
הַה֑וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

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

kept David with him
וַיִּקָּחֵ֥הוּ (way·yiq·qā·ḥê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

and did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

let
נְתָנ֔וֹ (nə·ṯā·nōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

him return
לָשׁ֖וּב (lā·šūḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to his father’s
אָבִֽיו׃ (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

house.
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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