King James Version
And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
Darby Bible Translation
And the time that David abode in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.
World English Bible
The number of the days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
Young's Literal Translation
And the number of the days which David hath dwelt in the field of the Philistines is days and four months;
1 Samuel 27:7 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
the time: Heb. the number of days
a full year: Heb. a year of days
And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.1 Samuel 27:7 Parallel Commentaries
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Samuel 29:3
Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?
1 Samuel 27:8
And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.
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