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 1 Samuel 27:1 - 28:2
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 27
27:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But David thought to himself, "One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will give up searching for me anywhere in Israel, and I will slip out of his hand."
 
27:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David and the six hundred men with him left and went over to Achish son of Maoch king of Gath.
 
27:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.
 
27:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.
 
27:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David said to Achish, "If I have found favor in your eyes, let a place be assigned to me in one of the country towns, that I may live there. Why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"
 
27:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So on that day Achish gave him Ziklag, and it has belonged to the kings of Judah ever since.
 
27:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David lived in Philistine territory a year and four months.
 
27:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites and the Amalekites. (From ancient times these peoples had lived in the land extending to Shur and Egypt.)
 
27:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and camels, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish.
 
27:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Achish asked, "Where did you go raiding today?" David would say, "Against the Negev of Judah" or "Against the Negev of Jerahmeel" or "Against the Negev of the Kenites."
 
27:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He did not leave a man or woman alive to be brought to Gath, for he thought, "They might inform on us and say, 'This is what David did.'" And such was his practice as long as he lived in Philistine territory.
 
27:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Achish trusted David and said to himself, "He has become so odious to his people, the Israelites, that he will be my servant forever."
 
   Chapter 28
28:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In those days the Philistines gathered their forces to fight against Israel. Achish said to David, "You must understand that you and your men will accompany me in the army."
 
28:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David said, "Then you will see for yourself what your servant can do." Achish replied, "Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life."
 
 

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