1 Samuel 21:14
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New International Version
Achish said to his servants, "Look at the man! He is insane! Why bring him to me?

New Living Translation
Finally, King Achish said to his men, "Must you bring me a madman?

English Standard Version
Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?

New American Standard Bible
Then Achish said to his servants, "Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me?

King James Bible
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Look! You can see the man is crazy," Achish said to his servants. "Why did you bring him to me?

International Standard Version
Achish told his officials, "Look, you see a person acting like a madman. Why'd you bring him to me?

NET Bible
Achish said to his servants, "Look at this madman! Why did you bring him to me?

New Heart English Bible
Then Achish said to his servants, "Look, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Achish said to his officers, "Look at him! Don't you see [that he's] insane? Why bring him to me?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said Achish unto his servants: 'Lo, when ye see a man that is mad, wherefore do ye bring him to me?

New American Standard 1977
Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Achish said unto his slaves, Behold, ye see the man is mad; why then have ye brought him to me?

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, you see the man is mad: why then have you brought him to me?

American King James Version
Then said Achish to his servants, See, you see the man is mad: why then have you brought him to me?

American Standard Version
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad; wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Achis said to his servants: You saw the man was mad: why have you brought him to me?

Darby Bible Translation
And Achish said to his servants, Behold, ye see the man is mad: why did ye bring him to me?

English Revised Version
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Achish to his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: why then have ye brought him to me?

World English Bible
Then Achish said to his servants, "Look, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?

Young's Literal Translation
And Achish saith unto his servants, 'Lo, ye see a man acting as a madman; why do ye bring him in unto me?
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
13So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard. 14Then Achish said to his servants, "Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me? 15"Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this one to act the madman in my presence? Shall this one come into my house?"…
Cross References
1 Samuel 21:13
So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.

1 Samuel 21:15
"Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this one to act the madman in my presence? Shall this one come into my house?"
Treasury of Scripture

Then said Achish to his servants, See, you see the man is mad: why then have you brought him to me?

is mad. or, playeth the madman

Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart.

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