27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land.”

Read 1 Samuel 23:27 Using Other Translations

But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.
a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land."
an urgent message reached Saul that the Philistines were raiding Israel again.