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1 Samuel 27:1 LEB

David Returns to Achish

1 Then David {thought to himself}, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul! There is nothing better for me but [that] I must certainly escape to the land of [the] Philistines. Then Saul will desist from searching for me further in all of the territories of Israel, and so I will escape from his hand."

References for 1 Samuel 27:1

    • a 27:1 - Literally "said to his heart"

      Study tools for 1 Samuel 27:1

      • a 27:1 - Literally "said to his heart"
      • b 27:3 - Or "family"
      • c 27:3 - Literally "the Jezreelitess"
      • d 27:4 - Literally "he does [Qere did] not again to seek him longer"
      • e 27:5 - Literally "towns of the open field"
      • f 27:5 - Literally "the city of the king"
      • g 27:8 - Literally "[as] you come"
      • h 27:8 - Literally "up to"
      • i 27:9 - Hebrew "flock," referring to either sheep or goats or both
      • j 27:11 - Hebrew "saying"
      • k 27:12 - Literally "Stinking he stink" = "he really stinks"