1 Samuel 27


David Dwells in Ziklag

And David said in his heart, saying, Now I shall be added in [2day 1one] into the hands of Saul; and there is no good thing to me unless I should come through safe into the land of the Philistines, and [2should spare 3of 4me 1Saul], seeking me in every border of Israel, and thus I shall be delivered from out of his hand. And David rose up and passed over, he and the six hundred men with him, and he went to Achish, son of Maoch, king of Gath. And David sat with Achish in Gath, he and his men, each also with his house, and David and both of his wives -- Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And it was announced to Saul that David fled into Gath, and he did not proceed any longer to seek him. And David said to Achish, If indeed [2has found 1your servant] favor in your eyes, give indeed to me a place in one of the cities of the ones in the country! and I shall settle there. For why [2settle 1does your servant] in a city reigning with you? And [2gave 3to him 1Achish] in that day Ziklag. Because of this Ziklag came to the king of Judea until this day. And came to pass the number of the days which David stayed in the country of the Philistines -- four months. And David ascended and his men, and they made an attack upon the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and against the Amalekites. For [3was inhabited 1the 2land] by the one from Shur and unto the land of Egypt. And he struck the land, and did not bring forth alive man or woman; and they took flocks, and herds, and donkeys, and camels, and clothes. And they returned and came to Achish. 10 And Achish said to David, Upon whom did you attack today? And David said to Achish, To the south in Judea, and to the south of Jerahmeel, and to the south of the Kenite. 11 And [4a man 5and 6woman 2did not 3bring forth alive 1David] to bring unto Gath, saying, Lest they announce against us, saying, Thus David does. And thus was his ordinance all the days which David settled in the country of the Philistines. 12 And David was trusted by Achish, saying, With shame he is being shamed by his people in Israel, and he will be my a servant into the eon.
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