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1 Samuel 29:7 ASV
Wherefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 BBE
So now go back, and go in peace, so that you do not make the lords of the Philistines angry.
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1 Samuel 29:7 CEB
So go back home now, and go in peace. Don't do anything to upset the Philistine rulers."
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1 Samuel 29:7 CJB
Therefore, now, go on back; and go in peace, so as not to do what appears bad to the chiefs of the P'lishtim.
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1 Samuel 29:7 RHE
Return therefore, and go in peace, and offend not the eyes of the princes of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 ESV
So go back now; and go peaceably, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 GW
So leave peacefully without doing anything to displease the Philistine rulers."
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1 Samuel 29:7 GNT
So go back home in peace, and don't do anything that would displease them."
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1 Samuel 29:7 HNV
Therefore now return, and go in shalom, that you not displease the lords of the Pelishtim.
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1 Samuel 29:7 CSB
Now go back quietly and you won't be doing [anything] the Philistine leaders think is wrong."
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1 Samuel 29:7 KJV
Wherefore now return , and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 LEB
So then, return and go in peace, so that you do not do {something that displeases} the rulers of [the] Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 NAS
"Now therefore return and go in peace, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 NCV
Go back in peace. Don't do anything to displease the Philistine kings."
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1 Samuel 29:7 NIRV
So go back home in peace. Don't do anything that wouldn't please the Philistine rulers."
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1 Samuel 29:7 NIV
Turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers."
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1 Samuel 29:7 NKJV
Therefore return now, and go in peace, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 NRS
So go back now; and go peaceably; do nothing to displease the lords of the Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 RSV
So go back now; and go peaceably, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 DBY
And now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 MSG
So it's best that you leave peacefully, now. It's not worth it, displeasing the Philistine warlords."
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1 Samuel 29:7 WBT
Therefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 TMB
Therefore now return and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines."
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1 Samuel 29:7 TNIV
Now turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers."
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1 Samuel 29:7 WEB
Therefore now return, and go in peace, that you not displease the lords of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 WYC
Therefore turn thou again, and go in peace (And so return thou, and go home in peace), and offend thou not the eyes of the princes, or satraps, of the Philistines.
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1 Samuel 29:7 YLT
and now, turn back, and go in peace, and thou dost do no evil in the eyes of the princes of the Philistines.'
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1 Samuel 29 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 29

David objected to by the Philistines. (1-5) He is dismissed by Achish. (6-11)

Verses 1-5 David waited with a secret hope that the Lord would help him out of his difficulty. But he seems to have been influenced too much by the fear of man, in consenting to attend Achish. It is hard to come near to the brink of sin, and not to fall in. God inclined the princes of the Philistines to oppose David's being employed in the battle. Thus their dislike befriended him, when no friend could do him such a kindness.

Verses 6-11 David scarcely ever had a greater deliverance than when dismissed from such insnaring service. God's people should always behave themselves so, as, if possible, to get the good word of all they have dealings with: and it is due to those who have acted well, to speak well of them.

1 Samuel 29 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 29

1 Samuel 29:1-5 . DAVID MARCHING WITH THE PHILISTINES TO FIGHT WITH ISRAEL.

1. Aphek--( Joshua 12:8 ), in the tribe of Issachar, and in the plain of Esdraelon. A person who compares the Bible account of Saul's last battle with the Philistines, with the region around Gilboa, has the same sort of evidence that the account relates what is true, that a person would have that such a battle as Waterloo really took place. Gilboa, Jezreel, Shunem, En-dor, are all found, still bearing the same names. They lie within sight of each other. Aphek is the only one of the cluster not yet identified. Jezreel on the northern slope of Gilboa, and at the distance of twenty minutes to the east, is a large fountain, and a smaller one still nearer; just the position which a chieftain would select, both on account of its elevation and the supply of water needed for his troops [HACKETT, Scripture Illustrated].

2. David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish--as the commander of the lifeguards of Achish, who was general of this invading army of the Philistines.

3. these days, or these years--He had now been with the Philistines a full year and four months ( 1 Samuel 27:7 ), and also some years before. It has been thought that David kept up a private correspondence with this Philistine prince, either on account of his native generosity, or in the anticipation that an asylum in his territories would sooner or later be needed.

4. the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him--It must be considered a happy circumstance in the overruling providence of God to rescue David out of the dangerous dilemma in which he was now placed. But David is not free from censure in his professions to Achish ( 1 Samuel 29:8 ), to do what he probably had not the smallest purpose of doing--of fighting with Achish against his enemies. It is just an instance of the unhappy consequences into which a false step--a departure from the straight course of duty--will betray everyone who commits it.

9. notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said--The Philistine government had constitutional checks--or at least the king was not an absolute sovereign; but his authority was limited--his proceedings liable to be controlled by "the powerful barons of that rude and early period--much as the kings of Europe in the Middle Ages were by the proud and lawless aristocracy which surrounded them" [CHALMERS].