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1 Samuel 27:2 ASV
And David arose, and passed over, he and the six hundred men that were with him, unto Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 BBE
So David and the six hundred men who were with him went over to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 CEB
So David set out with his six hundred soldiers and went to Achish, Maoch's son and Gath's king.
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1 Samuel 27:2 CJB
So David set out with his six hundred men and passed on to Akhish the son of Ma'okh, king of Gat.
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1 Samuel 27:2 RHE
And David arose, and went away, both he and the six hundred men that were with him, to Achis, the son of Maoch, king of Geth.
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1 Samuel 27:2 ESV
So David arose and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 GW
So David went with his 600 men to King Achish of Gath, Moach's son.
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1 Samuel 27:2 GNT
So David and his six hundred men went over at once to Achish son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 HNV
David arose, and passed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Akhish the son of Ma`okh, king of Gat.
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1 Samuel 27:2 CSB
So David set out with his 600 men and went to Achish son of Maoch, the king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 KJV
And David arose , and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 LEB
So David got up and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who [were] with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, the king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NAS
So David arose and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NCV
So David and his six hundred men left Israel and went to Achish son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NIRV
So David and his 600 men left Israel. They went to Achish, the king of Gath. He was the son of Maoch.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NIV
So David and the six hundred men with him left and went over to Achish son of Maoch king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NKJV
Then David arose and went over with the six hundred men who were with him to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NLT
So David took his six hundred men and their families and went to live at Gath under the protection of King Achish.
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1 Samuel 27:2 NRS
So David set out and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to King Achish son of Maoch of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 RSV
So David arose and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to A'chish the son of Ma'och, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 DBY
And David arose and passed over, he and the six hundred men that were with him, to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 MSG
So David left; he and his six hundred men went to Achish son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 WBT
And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that [were] with him to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 TMB
And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men who were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 TNIV
So David and the six hundred men with him left and went over to Achish son of Maok king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 WEB
David arose, and passed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 WYC
And (so) David rose up, and went forth, he and six hundred men with him, to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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1 Samuel 27:2 YLT
And David riseth, and passeth over, he and six hundred men who [are] with him, unto Achish son of Maoch king of Gath;
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1 Samuel 27 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 27

David retires to Gath. (1-7) David deceives Achish. (8-12)

Verses 1-7 Unbelief is a sin that easily besets even good men, when without are fightings, and within are fears; and it is a hard matter to get over them. Lord, increase our faith! We may blush to think that the word of a Philistine should go further than the word of an Israelite, and that the city of Gath should be a place of refuge for a good man, when the cities of Israel refuse him a safe abode. David gained a comfortable settlement, not only at a distance from Gath, but bordering upon Israel, where he might keep up a correspondence with his own countrymen.

Verses 8-12 While David was in the land of the Philistines, he attacked some remains of the devoted nations. The people whom he cut off were long before doomed to destruction. It is often wisdom to shun public notice, but we must in no situation be idle. We must always try to do somewhat in the cause of God. This expedition David hid from Achish. But an equivocation which serves the purpose of a lie, is as like to it as a hypocrite is to a profane person, it is only better in appearance, therefore more dangerous. Yet, though believers often manifest imperfections, they can never be prevailed upon to renounce the service of God, and to unite interests with his enemies, or finally to become the servants of sin and Satan. But what a train of evils follow from unbelief! When we forget the Lord's past mercies, and his gracious assurances, we shall be overwhelmed with desponding fears, and probably be led to adopt some dishonourable method to get rid of our troubles. Nothing can so effectually establish us in holy tempers and practices, and preserve us from perplexities, as firm, unshaken dependence upon the promises of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Samuel 27 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 27

1 Samuel 27:1-4 . SAUL HEARING THAT DAVID WAS FLED TO GATH, SEEKS NO MORE FOR HIM.

1. David said in his heart, . . . there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines--This resolution of David's was, in every respect, wrong: (1) It was removing him from the place where the divine oracle intimated him to remain ( 1 Samuel 22:5 ); (2) It was rushing into the idolatrous land, for driving him into which he had denounced an imprecation on his enemies ( 1 Samuel 26:19 ); (3) It was a withdrawal of his counsel and aid from God's people. It was a movement, however, overruled by Providence to detach him from his country and to let the disasters impending over Saul and his followers be brought on by the Philistines.

2, 3. Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath--The popular description of this king's family creates a presumption that he was a different king from the reigning sovereign on David's first visit to Gath. Whether David had received a special invitation from him or a mere permission to enter his territories, cannot be determined. It is probable that the former was the case. From the universal notoriety given to the feud between Saul and David, which had now become irreconcilable, it might appear to Achish good policy to harbor him as a guest, and so the better pave the way for the hostile measures against Israel which the Philistines were at this time meditating.

1 Samuel 27:5-12 . DAVID BEGS ZIKLAG OF ACHISH.

5. let them give me a place in some town in the country--It was a prudent arrangement on the part of David; for it would prevent him being an object of jealous suspicion, or of mischievous plots among the Philistines. It would place his followers more beyond the risk of contamination by the idolatries of the court and capital; and it would give him an opportunity of making reprisals on the freebooting tribes that infested the common border of Israel and the Philistines.

6. Ziklag--Though originally assigned to Judah ( Joshua 15:31 ), and subsequently to Simeon ( Joshua 19:5 ), this town had never been possessed by the Israelites. It belonged to the Philistines, who gave it to David.

8. David . . . went up, and invaded the Geshurites--(See Joshua 13:2 ).
and the Gizrites--or the Gerizi [GESENIUS], ( Joshua 12:12 ), some Arab horde which had once encamped there.
and the Amalekites--Part of the district occupied by them lay on the south of the land of Israel ( Judges 5:14 , 12:15 ).

10. Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to-day?--that is, raid, a hostile excursion for seizing cattle and other booty.
David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites--Jerahmeel was the great-grandson of Judah, and his posterity occupied the southern portion of that tribal domain.
the south of the Kenites--the posterity of Jethro, who occupied the south of Judah ( Judges 1:16 , Numbers 24:21 ). The deceit practised upon his royal host and the indiscriminate slaughter committed, lest any one should escape to tell the tale, exhibit an unfavorable view of this part of David's history.