1 Samuel 21:10
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New International Version
That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath.

New Living Translation
So David escaped from Saul and went to King Achish of Gath.

English Standard Version
And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish the king of Gath.

New American Standard Bible
Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.

King James Bible
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David fled that day from Saul's presence and went to King Achish of Gath.

International Standard Version
David got up that day and fled from Saul, and he went to King Achish of Gath.

NET Bible
So on that day David arose and fled from Saul. He went to King Achish of Gath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That day David left. He was [still] fleeing from Saul when he came to King Achish of Gath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

New American Standard 1977
Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David arose and fled that day from the presence of Saul and went to Achish, the king of Gath.

King James 2000 Bible
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

American King James Version
And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

American Standard Version
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David arose and fled that day from the face of Saul: and came to Achis the king of Geth:

Darby Bible Translation
And David arose, and fled that day from before Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

English Revised Version
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

World English Bible
David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Young's Literal Translation
And David riseth and fleeth on that day from the face of Saul, and cometh in unto Achish king of Gath;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:10-15 God's persecuted people have often found better usage from Philistines than from Israelites. David had reason to put confidence in Achish, yet he began to be afraid. His conduct was degrading, and discovered wavering in his faith and courage. The more simply we depend on God, and obey him, the more comfortably and surely we shall walk through this troublesome world.
Study Bible
David Flees to Gath
9Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me." 10Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath. 11But the servants of Achish said to him, "Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands '?"…
Cross References
1 Samuel 27:2
So David arose and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.

Psalm 34:1
A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 56:1
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
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And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

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1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul…

1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to …

Jeremiah 26:21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the …

Achish. or, Abimelech.

1 Samuel 27:2 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that …

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Gath Jerome says there was a large town called Gath, in the way from Eleutheropolis, towards Lydda (and consequently different from that mentioned by Jerome;) and also of another Gath, between Jamnia and Antipatris. It appears to have been the extreme boundary of the Philistine territory in one direction, as Ekron was on the other, (ch.

1 Samuel 7:14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored …

1 Samuel 17:52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued …

2 Chronicles 11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

2 Chronicles 1:14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand …

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