Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 18:28

When Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved him,
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Armies;   David;   Jealousy;   Malice;   Michal;   Philistines;   Prudence;   Thompson Chain Reference - Saul, King of Israel;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Marriage;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Michal;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - David;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - David;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Michal;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Michal ;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Samuel, Books of;   Saul;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Marriage;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David,.... This he perceived by the favour he gave him among men, by overruling all the steps Saul took to do him hurt, for his good, and in giving him success in all that he engaged in; the Targum is,"that the Word of the Lord was for the help of David:"

and that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved him; and therefore could entertain no hope of making use of her as an instrument of his ruin, but, on the contrary, would, out of her great affection to her husband, betray the designs of her father against him, and do all she could to preserve him.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". "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 18:28 And Saul saw and knew that the LORD [was] with David, and [that] Michal Saul’s daughter loved him.

Ver. 28. And Saul saw and knew.] The greater was his sin in persecuting David, whom he knew God favoured; and that without remorse unto the death. Was not this the unpardonable sin?

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-18.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

David. Of the subsequent verses, the Roman Septuagint has only the following words. "And all Israel lived him; (29) and Saul still continued to be in awe of him." The Alexandrian manuscript agrees with the Hebrew, only, instead of Michol, &c., it reads, "all Israel." If the contested passages were omitted, the history would be less perplexed. But we must wait for the decision of the Church in matters of this nature, and never decide to peremptorily. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-samuel-18.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Michal Saul"s daughter. Septuagint reads "all Israel", accounting for his greater fear (1 Samuel 18:29).

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-18.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul's daughter loved him.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-18.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(28) Saul saw . . . that the Lord was with David.—The success of the last savage enterprise, and the return of David with his ghastly spoils, filled the unhappy king with dismay. His daughter’s love, too, for the rising soldier contributed to his trouble. Saul felt that all that David undertook prospered—that surely another and a higher Power was helping him. So his fear grew, we read in 1 Samuel 18:29, and the paroxysms of jealous hatred deepened into a lifelong enmity.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-samuel-18.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul's daughter loved him.
24:20; 26:25; Genesis 30:27; 37:8-11; 39:3; Revelation 3:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 39:2 - the Lord;  Deuteronomy 28:10 - and they shall;  1 Samuel 18:20 - loved David;  1 Chronicles 15:29 - Michal;  1 Chronicles 17:8 - I have been;  2 Chronicles 15:9 - they saw

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-18.html.