New International Version
That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath.
King James Bible
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
Darby Bible Translation
And David arose, and fled that day from before Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
World English Bible
David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
Young's Literal Translation
And David riseth and fleeth on that day from the face of Saul, and cometh in unto Achish king of Gath;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Went to Achish the king of Gath - This was the worst place to which he could have gone: it was the very city of Goliath, whom he had slain, and whose sword he now wore; and he soon found, from the conversation of the servants of Achish, that his life was in the most imminent danger in this place.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Achish. or, Abimelech.
Gath Jerome says there was a large town called Gath, in the way from Eleutheropolis, towards Lydda (and consequently different from that mentioned by Jerome;) and also of another Gath, between Jamnia and Antipatris. It appears to have been the extreme boundary of the Philistine territory in one direction, as Ekron was on the other, (ch.
,) and lay near Mareshah, (
,) which agrees pretty well with the position assigned it by Jerome. But Reland and Dr. Wells agree with Eusebius; and the authors of the Universal History (b. i. c.7) place it about six miles form Jamnia, fourteen south of Joppa, and thirty-two west of Jerusalem.
LibraryHistorical Criticism of Mediæval Amplifications.
But along with the genuine and trustworthy matter, the compiler has embodied much that is unattested and in many cases inherently improbable, and even some things that are demonstrably untrue. i. The Miraculous Details.--To the category of the improbable--the fiction of hagiology or the growth of myth--belong the miracles so freely ascribed to Ephraim and the miraculous events represented as attending on his career. It is noteworthy that Ephraim himself, though no doubt he believed that he was …
Ephraim the Syrian—Hymns and Homilies of Ephraim the Syrian
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1 Samuel 27:2
So David and the six hundred men with him left and went over to Achish son of Maok king of Gath.
Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
For the director of music. To the tune of "A Dove on Distant Oaks." Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.
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