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Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:30 more wisely. See also I Samuel 18:5 and 15. David not only possessed the strength and courage appropriate for a king, but also the wisdom, whereas Saul had been “greatly afraid” of Goliath (I Samuel 17:11) and had “done foolishly” (I Samuel 13:13) in the matter of offerings, as well as transgressing God’s commandment in the case of Agag (I Samuel 15:24).

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