1 Samuel 21:12

12 David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath.

Read 1 Samuel 21:12 Using Other Translations

And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
David heard these comments and was very afraid of what King Achish of Gath might do to him.

What does 1 Samuel 21:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 21:12

And David laid up these words in his heart
Pondered upon them, and thought them over in his mind, finding that he was known, and his character also, and considered with himself what might be the consequence of this:

and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath;
lest he should be set against him, and be prevailed upon by his servants to take away his life, or deliver him up into the hands of Saul.

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