1 Samuel 18:14

14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

Read 1 Samuel 18:14 Using Other Translations

And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.
And David had success in all his undertakings, for the LORD was with him.
David continued to succeed in everything he did, for the LORD was with him.

What does 1 Samuel 18:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 18:14

And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways
Both in the court and in the camp, in whatsoever service he was employed; or "prospered" F21, as the word also signifies; for, generally speaking, those that behave wisely succeed well; in this he was a type of Christ, ( Isaiah 52:13 ) ; the reason of it follows,

and the Lord [was] with him;
from whom he had his wisdom and success; the Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord was for his help.''


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (lykvm) "prospere admodum res gerebat", Vatablus; "secundabatur", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so the Targum and Jarchi.
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