Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 18:15

When Saul saw that he was prospering greatly, he dreaded him.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Jealousy;   Malice;   Prudence;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Saul, king of israel;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Disease;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Saul;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Awe;   Merab;   Samuel, Books of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

He was afraid of him - He saw that, by his prudent conduct, he was every day gaining increasing influence.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:15". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-samuel-18.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely,.... So that he could get no advantage against him, and he succeeded and was prosperous in all his enterprises, and was more and more in favour with the people:

he was afraid of him; lest the time was drawing near that the kingdom should be rent from him, and given to David.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-18.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Samuel 18:15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

Ver. 15. He was afraid of him,] viz., Lest the people should make him king. He had sent him from court as an eye sore, and yet he ceaseth not to malign him. He could not come at David’s heart; he will therefore needs feed upon his own. See 1 Samuel 18:12. Invidia semper se devorat primum, uti vermis nucleum ex quo nascitur. Envy is destructive.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-18.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Began. Septuagint, "he was filled with awe in his presence." Hebrew, "he was afraid of him," as he perceived that God protected him in all perils.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:15". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-samuel-18.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

afraid. Hebrew. nur = shrank from, sore afraid; stronger than 1 Samuel 18:12.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-18.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
wisely
Psalms 112:5; Daniel 6:4,5; Colossians 4:5; James 1:5; 3:17
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 18:5 - behaved;  1 Samuel 18:12 - afraid;  1 Samuel 18:29 - yet the;  Psalm 101:2 - behave;  Proverbs 27:21 - so;  Ezekiel 31:9 - envied;  1 John 3:12 - And

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-18.html.