1 Samuel 29:8
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English Standard Version
And David said to Achish, “But what have I done? What have you found in your servant from the day I entered your service until now, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?”

King James Bible
And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?

American Standard Version
And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been before thee unto this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to Achis: But what have I done, and what hast thou found in me thy servant, from the day that I have been in thy sight until this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?

English Revised Version
And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been before thee unto this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant, so long as I have been with thee to this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the princes of the Philistines (sarne, as in Joshua 13:3) advanced by hundreds and thousands (i.e., arranged in companies of hundreds and thousands), and David and his men came behind with Achish (i.e., forming the rear-guard), the (other) princes pronounced against their allowing David and his men to go with them. The did not occur at the time of their setting out, but on the road, when they had already gone some distance (compare 1 Samuel 29:11 with 1 Samuel 30:1), probably when the five princes (Joshua 13:3) of the Philistines had effected a junction. To the inquiry, "What are these Hebrews doing?" Achish replied, "Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me days already, or years already? and I have found nothing in him since his coming over unto this day." מאוּמה, anything at all that could render his suspicious, or his fidelity doubtful. נפל, to fall away and go over to a person; generally construed with אל (Jeremiah 37:13; Jeremiah 38:19, etc.) or על (Jeremiah 21:9; Jeremiah 37:14; 1 Chronicles 12:19-20), but here absolutely, as the more precise meaning can be gathered from the context.

1 Samuel 29:8 Parallel Commentaries

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But what have

1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken?...

1 Samuel 17:29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

1 Samuel 20:8 Therefore you shall deal kindly with your servant; for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you...

1 Samuel 26:18 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

with [heb] before
that I may not

1 Samuel 28:2 And David said to Achish, Surely you shall know what your servant can do. And Achish said to David...

2 Samuel 16:18,19 And Hushai said to Absalom, No; but whom the LORD, and this people, and all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be...

Psalm 34:13,14 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile...

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Cross References
1 Samuel 27:10
When Achish asked, "Where have you made a raid today?" David would say, "Against the Negeb of Judah," or, "Against the Negeb of the Jerahmeelites," or, "Against the Negeb of the Kenites."

1 Samuel 29:7
So go back now; and go peaceably, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines."

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