13 So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns.

Read 1 Samuel 18:13 Using Other Translations

Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
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.
Finally, Saul sent him away and appointed him commander over 1,000 men, and David faithfully led his troops into battle.