1 Samuel 18:14

14 And David 1had success in all his undertakings, 2for the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 18:14 Meaning and Commentary

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.''


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

1 Samuel 18:14 In-Context

12 Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul.
13 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.
14 And David had success in all his undertakings, for the LORD was with him.
15 And when Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in fearful awe of him.
16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.

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