And David did so as the Lord commanded him
In all things he was obedient to the command of God; Saul was not: he got behind the army of the Philistines, as he was directed; and when he heard the sound in the mulberry trees, he arose and fell upon his enemies:
and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer;
or from Gibeon, as in ( 1 Chronicles 14:16 ) ; a city in the tribe of Benjamin, near to which this battle was fought, and where the pursuit began, which was carried as far as Gazer, a city that lay on the borders of the Philistines, as Josephus says F2; and so far they were pursued, and were smitten as they fled; and, according to Bunting F3, it was a space of eighteen miles.
F2 Antiqu. l. 7. c. 4. sect. 1.
F3 Travels p. 138.