1 Samuel 29:6-11 (New International Version)

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6 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 day1 you came to me until now, I have found no fault in you, but the rulers2 don't approve of you. 7 Turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers." 8 "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?" 9 Achish answered, "I know that you have been as pleasing in my eyes as an angel3 of God; nevertheless, the Philistine commanders4 have said, 'He must not go up with us into battle.' 10 Now get up early, along with your master's servants who have come with you, and leave5 in the morning as soon as it is light." 11 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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