|Overview - 1 Samuel 27|
|1||Saul, hearing David to be in Gath, seeks no more for him.|
|5||David begs Ziklag of Achish.|
|8||He, invading other countries, persuades Achish he fought against Judah.|
1 Samuel 27:10 (King James Version)
And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
- Whither, etc
- or, Did you not make a road. And David.
- 21:2 Genesis 27:19 Genesis 27:20 Genesis 27:24 ; Joshua 2:4-6 ; 2 Samuel 17:20 ; Psalms 119:29 Psalms 119:163
- Proverbs 29:25 ; Galatians 2:11-13 ; Ephesians 4:25
- David here meant the Geshurites, and Gezrites, and Amalekites, which people occupied that part of the country which lies to the south of Judah. But Achish, as was intended, understood him in a different sense, and believed that he had attacked his own countrymen. David's answer, therefore, though not an absolute falsehood, was certainly an equivocation intended to deceive, and therefore incompatible with that sense of truth and honour which became him as a prince, and a professor of true religion. From these, and similar passages, we may observe the strict impartiality of the Sacred Scriptures. They present us with the most faithful delineation of human nature; they exhibit the frailties of kings, priests, and prophets, with equal truth; and examples of vice and frailty, as well as of piety and virtue, are held up, that we may guard against the errors to which the best men are exposed.
- the Jerahmeelites
- 1 Chronicles 2:9 1 Chronicles 2:25
- 15:6 Numbers 24:21 ; Judges 1:16 ; 4:11 5:24