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 1 Samuel 29:1 - 11
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 29
29:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and Israel camped by the spring in Jezreel.
 
29:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As the Philistine rulers marched with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were marching at the rear with Achish.
 
29:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The commanders of the Philistines asked, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish replied, "Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been with me for over a year, and from the day he left Saul until now, I have found no fault in him."
 
29:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the Philistine commanders were angry with him and said, "Send the man back, that he may return to the place you assigned him. He must not go with us into battle, or he will turn against us during the fighting. How better could he regain his master's favor than by taking the heads of our own men?
 
29:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: "'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"
 
29:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Achish called David and said to him, "As surely as the LORD lives, you have been reliable, and I would be pleased to have you serve with me in the army. From the day you came to me until now, I have found no fault in you, but the rulers don't approve of you.
 
29:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers."
 
29:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But what have I done?" asked David. "What have you found against your servant from the day I came to you until now? Why can't I go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?"
 
29:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Achish answered, "I know that you have been as pleasing in my eyes as an angel of God; nevertheless, the Philistine commanders have said, 'He must not go up with us into battle.'
 
29:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now get up early, along with your master's servants who have come with you, and leave in the morning as soon as it is light."
 
29:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David and his men got up early in the morning to go back to the land of the Philistines, and the Philistines went up to Jezreel.
 
 

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