1 Samuel 18:2

2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family.

Read 1 Samuel 18:2 Using Other Translations

And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house.
From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home.

What does 1 Samuel 18:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 18:2

And Saul took him that day
Not only into his favour, and into his service, but into his court; even on that very day he slew the Philistine, or however as soon as it could be done:

and would let him go no more home to his father's house;
as he used to do before; when he only served as a musician to him, then he was only at court when Saul was in a melancholy disposition, and wanted him, and so was going and returning, and in the intervals kept his father's sheep, ( 1 Samuel 17:15 ) ; but now he would not suffer him to attend such business any longer, since he was not only to become a courtier, and be made a prince or noble, but to marry his daughter, according to the declaration he had made, with respect to any man that should kill Goliath.

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