1 Samuel 8:12; 1 Samuel 12:9; 1 Samuel 14:50; 1 Samuel 17:18; 1 Samuel 17:55; 1 Samuel 18:13; 1 Samuel 18:30; 1 Samuel 22:2; 1 Samuel 22:7; 1 Samuel 26:5; 1 Samuel 29:3-4; 1 Samuel 29:9
And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
And when they forgat the LORD their God, he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz: and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said , As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell .
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
Then the princes of the Philistines went forth : and it came to pass, after they went forth , that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by .
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt , and every one that was discontented , gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now , ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
And David arose , and came to the place where Saul had pitched : and David beheld the place where Saul lay , and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him.
Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?
And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return , that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? should it not be with the heads of these men?
And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said , He shall not go up with us to the battle.