1 Samuel 18:9

9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

Read 1 Samuel 18:9 Using Other Translations

And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
And Saul eyed David from that day on.
So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.

What does 1 Samuel 18:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 18:9

And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
] Instead of looking pleasantly, and with a smile, upon him, as a courtier and favourite, he was justly entitled to by his gallant behaviour, he looked at him with a sour, ill natured look; he looked at him with an evil, spiteful, malicious, and envious eye; or he diligently watched and observed all his motions and actions, whether they tended to disloyalty and treason, to dethrone him, and take the kingdom to himself, which he was suspicious of; he laid wait for him, as the Targum, and laid snares too, as the following history shows.

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