1 Samuel 291Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites encamped by a fountain which is in Jezreel. 2And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rear with Achish. 3Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here ? And Achish said to the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell to me to this day? 4And the princes of the Philistines were angry with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he should be an adversary to us: for how should he reconcile himself to his master? should it not be with the heads of these men? 5Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands? 6Then Achish called David, and said to him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee from the day of thy coming to me to this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not. ▼
▼the lords...: Heb. thou art not good in the eyes of the lords7Therefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines. ▼
▼displease...: Heb. do not evil in the eyes of the lords8And David said to Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee to this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king? ▼
▼with...: Heb. before thee9And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: however the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle. 10Therefore now rise early in the morning with thy master’s servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye shall have risen early in the morning, and have light, depart. 11So David and his men rose early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.
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