Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 18:2

Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father's house.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Friendship;   Jonathan;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Saul, King of Israel;   Stories for Children;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jonathan;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - David;   Jonathan;   Saul, king of israel;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Friend, Friendship;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jonathan;   Saul;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Brotherly Love;   David;   Jonathan;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jonathan ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jonathan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Da'vid;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - David;   Father's House;   Merab;   Samuel, Books of;   Saul;  
Devotionals:
Every Day Light - Devotion for February 1;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

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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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-18.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Saul would let him go no more home — He was established as a permanent resident at court.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-samuel-18.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Took him, … — By which it appears, that before this David had not his constant residence at court.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-samuel-18.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Samuel 18:2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house.

Ver. 2. Saul took him that day.] According as Samuel had foretold, [1 Samuel 8:11-12] and for a step to the kingdom, whereunto he was anointed, and no less assured. See Psalms 63:11.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-18.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

By which it appears, that beforetime David had not his constant residence at court, but did return to his father’s house, and thence again to the court, as occasion required.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-samuel-18.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2.Saul’ would let him go no more home — That is, to remain there in his former occupation. He was doubtless permitted to go and visit his father whenever he desired, but not to resume his charge of the sheep as before. 1 Samuel 17:15.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-samuel-18.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Samuel 18:2. Saul took him that day — By which it appears, that, before this, David had not had his constant residence at court, after he first came thither, but went home to his father when Saul was well, and had no need of him. This confirms the remarks made on the former chapter.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-samuel-18.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

Saul would let him go no more home. He was established as a permanent resident at court.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-18.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
took him
16:21-23; 17:15
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 19:7 - in times past

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-18.html.