1 Samuel 21:12
New International Version
David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath.

New Living Translation
David heard these comments and was very afraid of what King Achish of Gath might do to him.

English Standard Version
And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Berean Study Bible
Now David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

King James Bible
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

New King James Version
Now David took these words to heart, and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

New American Standard Bible
David took these words to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.

NASB 1995
David took these words to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.

NASB 1977
And David took these words to heart, and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.

Amplified Bible
David took these words to heart and was greatly afraid of Achish king of Gath.

Christian Standard Bible
David took this to heart and became very afraid of King Achish of Gath,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David took this to heart and became very afraid of King Achish of Gath,

American Standard Version
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his Servants said to Akish: “This is the King of the land of Israel! The daughters of Israel were magnifying this man and saying, ‘Shaul killed thousands, and David, ten thousands!’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David laid up the words in his heart, and was greatly afraid of Anchus king of Geth.

Contemporary English Version
David thought about what they were saying, and it made him afraid of Achish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David laid up these words in his heart, and was exceedingly afraid at the face of Achis the king of Geth.

English Revised Version
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Good News Translation
Their words made a deep impression on David, and he became very much afraid of King Achish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David realized what they had said, he was terrified of King Achish of Gath.

International Standard Version
David took these words seriously, and he was very frightened of King Achish of Gath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Literal Standard Version
And David lays these words in his heart, and is exceedingly afraid of the face of Achish king of Gath,

NET Bible
David thought about what they said and was very afraid of King Achish of Gath.

New Heart English Bible
David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

World English Bible
David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Young's Literal Translation
And David layeth these words in his heart, and is exceedingly afraid of the face of Achish king of Gath,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Flees to Gath
11But the servants of Achish said to him, “Is this not David, the king of the land? Did they not sing about him in their dances, saying: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’?” 12Now David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 13So he changed his behavior before them and feigned madness in their hands; he scratched on the doors of the gate and let his saliva run down his beard.…

Cross References
Luke 2:19
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

1 Samuel 21:13
So he changed his behavior before them and feigned madness in their hands; he scratched on the doors of the gate and let his saliva run down his beard.


Treasury of Scripture

And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

laid up

Psalm 119:11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Luke 2:19,51
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart…

sore

1 Samuel 21:10
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Genesis 12:11-13
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: …

Genesis 26:7
And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.









(12) And David laid up these words.--Now, for the first time, David saw how widely travelled was a renown of which he in his humbleness of heart had thought so little, and at once a deadly fear took possession of him. The life he held so cheaply when in battle with the enemies of his country now, strange to say, in his deep degradation and poverty, became of real value to him, and he adopted the piteous and humiliating device of feigning madness, hoping thus to change the wondering admiration of the servants of Achish into pitying scorn. What David hoped took place, and he was driven out of Gath with ignominy; but there is no reason for supposing that had he maintained a quiet dignity of behaviour any evil would have happened to him. The Philistines, for those wild times, seem to have been a cultured people, and by no means devoid of generous instincts. Not one word, strangely enough, is reported to have been spoken about the great injury he had done to the Philistine nation when he slew Goliath. It has been suggested with considerable ingenuity that the great name of the dead champion, the hero of so many battle-fields, was never brought forward here, perhaps out of a natural indisposition to recall a grievous calamity, but more likely out of regard for Goliath's family and friends. Singularly little is told us, in fact, about this renowned hero, whom tradition hints at as the great warrior in the decisive battle when the Ark was captured and the sons of Eli were slain. The Talmud has a curious comment on this strange silence--"Not half the praises of Goliath are related in Scripture; hence it follows that it is wrong to tell the praises of the wicked."--Treatise Soteh, fol. 42, Colossians 2.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now David
דָּוִ֛ד (dā·wiḏ)
0
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took
וַיָּ֧שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
0
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

words
הַדְּבָרִ֥ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
0
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

these
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
0
Strong's 428: These, those

to heart
בִּלְבָב֑וֹ (bil·ḇā·ḇōw)
0
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and was very much
מְאֹ֔ד (mə·’ōḏ)
0
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

afraid
וַיִּרָ֣א (way·yi·rā)
0
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

of
מִפְּנֵ֖י (mip·pə·nê)
0
Strong's 6440: The face

Achish
אָכִ֥ישׁ (’ā·ḵîš)
0
Strong's 397: Achish -- king of Gath

the king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

of Gath.
גַּֽת׃ (gaṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city


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