Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 18:16

But all Israel and Judah loved David, and he went out and came in before them.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Jealousy;   Malice;   Prudence;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Love;   Saul, king of israel;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Disease;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Love, Lover, Lovely, Beloved;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Merab;   Samuel, Books of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Judah, Tribe of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And all Israel and Judah loved David,.... The verb is singular, and denotes that everyone of them loved him in all the tribes of Israel, as well as in Judah his own tribe; in such general esteem was he, and so much had he got the hearts and affections of the people:

because he went out and came in before them; the people, as in 1 Samuel 18:13; so the Septuagint version, in which, according to the Vatican copy, the verses 1 Samuel 18:17 are wanting.

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Bibliographical Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:16". "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 18:16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.

Ver. 16. But all Israel and Judah loved David.] Of David and Saul it might be said, as once it was of Germanicus and Tiberius, that the former reigned in the hearts, and the latter but in the provinces only.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:16". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-18.html. 1865-1868.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(16) But all Israel and Judah.—This distinct mention of the two great later divisions of the chosen people seems to point to the fact that the compiler of the Books of Samuel lived after the final separation of the ten tribes from Judah and Benjamin, in the reign of Rehoboam. It is, however, clear from other notices (see, for instance, 1 Samuel 11:8; 1 Samuel 15:4, in this book) that at a period long anterior to the final disruption between the north and south a marked distinction between the two had begun to exist.

In David’s case, however, although he was of Judah, the future king was equally popular with the northern tribes.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:16". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-samuel-18.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
all Israel
5; Luke 19:48; 20:19
he went
Numbers 27:17; 2 Samuel 5:2; 1 Kings 3:7
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 18:13 - he went out;  Proverbs 27:21 - so

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-18.html.