1 Sam 17:37

17:37 the Lord be with you. David’s rise to power continues to be furthered, if unwittingly, by Saul. Having brought him into his court (16:19 note), Saul now sends him out to fight his battle. Most ironic of all, Saul invokes over David the benediction that most clearly distinguishes them and will account for David’s ultimate success—“the Lord be with you” (16:18 and note).