David, fearing he should perish by the hand of Saul at one time or
another, went into the land of the Philistines, which Saul hearing of,
sought no more after him, \\#1Sa 27:1-4\\; and finding favour in the eyes
of the king of Gath, desired a place in his country might be given him
to reside in; and accordingly Ziklag was given him, \\#1Sa 27:5-7\\; from
whence he made excursions into the land of the Amalekites, and others,
and utterly destroyed them; but imposed on the king of Gath, pretending
he had made his road into the southern parts of Judah, \\#1Sa 27:8-12\\.