1 Samuel 21:13
Good News Translation
So whenever David was around them, he pretended to be insane and acted like a madman when they tried to restrain him; he would scribble on the city gates and let spit drool down his beard.

Contemporary English Version
So right there in front of everyone, he pretended to be insane. He acted confused and started making scratches on the doors of the town gate, while drooling in his beard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he changed his countenance before them, and slipt down between their hands: and he stumbled against the doors of the gate, and his spittle ran down upon his beard.

New American Bible
So, he feigned insanity in front of them and acted like a madman in their custody, drumming on the doors of the gate and drooling onto his beard.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he changed his countenance before them, and slipt down between their hands: and he stumbled against the doors of the gate, and his spittle ran down upon his beard.

changed

Psalm 34:1 For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who dismissed him, and he went his way. [2] I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in my mouth.

Proverbs 29:25 He that feareth man shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high.

Ecclesiastes 7:7 Oppression troubleth the wise, and shall destroy the strength of his heart.

scrabbled.

Context
David Flees to Gath
12But David laid up these words in his heart, and was exceedingly afraid at the face of Achis, the king of Geth. 13And he changed his countenance before them, and slipt down between their hands: and he stumbled against the doors of the gate, and his spittle ran down upon his beard.14And Achis said to his servants: You saw the man was mad: why have you brought him to me?…
Cross References
Leviticus 13:29
If the leprosy break out in the head or the beard of a man or woman, the priest shall see them,

1 Samuel 21:14
And Achis said to his servants: You saw the man was mad: why have you brought him to me?

Psalm 34:1
For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who dismissed him, and he went his way. [2] I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in my mouth.

Additional Translations
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.And he changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.

And he changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

And he changed his appearance before him, and feigned himself a false character in that day; and drummed upon the doors of the city, and used extravagant gestures with his hands, and fell against the doors of the gate, and his spittle ran down upon his beard.

And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.

And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

And he changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

He changed his behavior before them, and pretended to be mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.

and changeth his behaviour before their eyes, and feigneth himself mad in their hand, and scribbleth on the doors of the gate, and letteth down his spittle unto his beard.
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