47 After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings[1] of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them.[2]

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 14:47

Commentary on 1 Samuel 14:47-52

(Read 1 Samuel 14:47-52)

Here is a general account of Saul's court and camp. He had little reason to be proud of his royal dignity, nor had any of his neighbours cause to envy him, for he had but little enjoyment after he took the kingdom. And often men's earthly glory makes a blaze just before the dark night of disgrace and woe comes on them.