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 1 Samuel 29
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   Book of 1 SamuelClick Verse Reference for Study Notes
    29:1-11 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

The Philistines Mistrust David

1 Now the R935 Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek, R936 while the Israelites were camping by the spring which is in Jezreel. R937 2 And the lords of the Philistines were proceeding on by hundreds and by thousands, and David R938 and his men were proceeding on in the rear with Achish. 3 Then the commanders of the Philistines said, "What are these Hebrews doing here?" And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, "Is this not David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who R939 has been with me these days, or rather these years, and I R940 have found no fault in him from the day he deserted F321 to me to this day?" 4 But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him, and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, "Make the man go back, that he may return to R941 his place where you have assigned him, and do not let him go down to battle with us, or R942 in the battle he may become an adversary to us. For with what could this man make himself acceptable to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of these F322 men? 5 "Is this not David, of R943 whom they sing in the dances, saying, `Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"

6 Then Achish called David and said to him, "As the LORD lives, you have been upright, and your R944 going out and your coming in with me in the army are pleasing in my sight; for R945 I have not found evil in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, you are not pleasing in the sight of the lords. 7 "Now therefore return and go in peace, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines." 8 David said to Achish, "But R946 what have I done? And what have you found in your servant from the day when I came before you to this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?" 9 But Achish replied to David, "I know that you are pleasing in my sight, like R947 an angel of God; nevertheless the R948 commanders of the Philistines have said, `He must not go up with us to the battle.' 10 "Now then arise early in the morning with R949 the servants of your lord who have come with you, and as soon as you have arisen early in the morning and have light, depart." 11 So David arose early, he and his men, to depart in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.

F321: Lit fell
F322: Lit those

R935: 1 Samuel 28:1
R936: Joshua 12:18; 19:30; 1 Samuel 4:1; 1 Kings 20:30
R937: 1 Kings 21:1; 2 Kings 9:30
R938: 1 Samuel 28:1,2
R939: 1 Samuel 27:7
R940: 1 Samuel 27:1-6; 1 Chronicles 12:19,20; Daniel 6:5
R941: 1 Samuel 27:6
R942: 1 Samuel 14:21
R943: 1 Samuel 18:7; 21:11
R944: 2 Samuel 3:25; 2 Kings 19:27; Isaiah 37:28
R945: 1 Samuel 27:8-12; 29:3
R946: 1 Samuel 27:10-12
R947: 2 Samuel 14:17,20; 19:27
R948: 1 Samuel 29:4
R949: 1 Chronicles 12:19,22


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