18:7 The women who were playing the music sang,
“Saul has struck down his thousands,
but David his tens of thousands!”
18:8 This made Saul very angry. The statement displeased him and he thought, 1 “They have attributed to David tens of thousands, but to me they have attributed only thousands. What does he lack, except the kingdom?”
1 Samuel 18:15-16Context
18:15 When Saul saw how very successful he was, he was afraid of him. 18:16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he was the one leading them out to battle and back.
1 Samuel 18:30Context
18:30 2 Then the leaders of the Philistines would march out, and as often as they did so, David achieved more success than all of Saul’s servants. His name was held in high esteem.