1Sa 18:1
18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking
     unto Saul, that the {a} soul of Jonathan was knit with the
     soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

     (a) His affection was fully bent toward him.

1Sa 18:5
18:5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, [and]
     behaved himself {b} wisely: and Saul set him over the men
     of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people,
     and also in the sight of Saul's servants.

     (b) That is, he prospered in all his doings.

1Sa 18:6
18:6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned
     from the slaughter of the {c} Philistine, that the women
     came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to
     meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with
     instruments of musick.

     (c) That is, Goliath.

1Sa 18:9
18:9 And Saul {d} eyed David from that day and forward.

     {d} Because he envied and hated him.

1Sa 18:10
18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit
      from God came upon Saul, and he {e} prophesied in the
      midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at
      other times: and [there was] a javelin in Saul's hand.

      (e) That is, spoke as a man beside himself for so the
          people abused this word, when they could not

1Sa 18:13
18:13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his
      captain over a thousand; and he went {f} out and came in
      before the people.

      (f) Meaning he was captain over the people.

1Sa 18:17
18:17 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab,
      her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me,
      and {g} fight the LORD'S battles. For Saul said, Let not
      mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines
      be upon him.

      (g) Fight against them that war against God's people.

1Sa 18:19
18:19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter
      should have been given to David, that {h} she was given
      unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.

      (h) By whom he had five sons who David put to death at the
          request of the Gibeonites, 2Sa 21:8.

1Sa 18:21
18:21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a {i}
      snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be
      against him.  Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt
      this day be my son in law in [the one of] the twain.

      (i) So his hypocrisy appears, for under pretence of favour
          he sought his destruction.

1Sa 18:23
18:23 And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of
      David. And David said, {k} Seemeth it to you [a] light
      [thing] to be a king's son in law, seeing that I [am] a
      poor man, and lightly esteemed?

      (k) Meaning, that he was not able to endow his wife with

1Sa 18:26
18:26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased
      David well to be the {l} king's son in law: and the days
      were not expired.

      (l) Because he thought himself able to compass the king's

1Sa 18:27
18:27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew
      of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought
      their foreskins, and {m} they gave them in full tale to
      the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul
      gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

      (m) Meaning, David and his soldiers.

1Sa 18:29
18:29 And Saul was yet the more afraid {n} of David; and Saul
      became David's enemy continually.

      (n) To be deprived of his kingdom.

1Sa 18:30
18:30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it
      came to pass, after they went forth, [that] {o} David
      behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul;
      so that his name was much set by.

      (o) That is, David had better success against the
          Philistines than Saul's men.