Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 18:22

Then Saul commanded his servants, "Speak to David secretly, saying, ‘Behold, the king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now therefore, become the king's son-in-law.'"
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Armies;   David;   Humility;   Jealousy;   Malice;   Michal;   Philistines;   Prudence;   Thompson Chain Reference - Saul, King of Israel;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Michal;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   David;   Michal;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Delight;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - David;   Saul;   Holman Bible Dictionary - David;   Michal;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Complacency;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Michal ;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Delight;   Samuel, Books of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Saul commanded his servants, saying, commune with David secretly,.... And persuade him to marry Michal, and assure him of Saul's real regard to him, and good intention towards him; for it seems that David being ill used in the affair of his eldest daughter, did not listen to the proposals of Saul as to the youngest, and therefore Saul took this method to bring him into them:

and say, behold, the king hath a delight in thee; bore a good will towards him, had an high opinion of him, and it would be a pleasure to him that he should he his son-in-law:

and all his servants love thee; which might be true in general, excepting some few; which was no small mortification to Saul, though he here pleads it, and puts his servants on making use of it to gain his present purpose:

now therefore be the king's son in law; accept of the proposal he has made, and marry his youngest daughter.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:22". "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 18:22 And Saul commanded his servants, [saying], Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king’s son in law.

Ver. 22. Commune with David secretly,] i.e., Tanquam ex vobis, ne intelligat consilium ex me profectum esse, (a) speak it as from yourselves, and not as set on by me.

Behold, the king hath delight in thee.] Thus they must sprinkle him with court holy water, as they say; Fair words make fools fain. But David had learned the rule, Mεμνησο απιστειν.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:22". 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

Commune with David, whom having so lately and grossly deceived, he found backward to embrace his motion, and therefore sets others on work to persuade him.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:22". 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

22.Commune with David secretly — This intrigue of Saul by means of his servants indicates that David had paid little or no attention to the words of the king himself. He had maintained a most prudent reticence.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-samuel-18.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) Behold, the king hath delight in thee.—Lange quaintly sees in this fluent discourse of the courtiers “something of the flattering, conciliatory tone usual in such circles.”

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-samuel-18.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king's son in law.
commanded
Psalms 36:1-3; 55:21
servants
2 Samuel 13:28,29; Proverbs 29:12
Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:18 - that hideth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-18.html.