1 Samuel 21:12
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David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And David took to heart these words, and was much 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,

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Clarke'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.

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Psalm 119:11 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

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


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 to Sarai his wife, Behold now...

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...

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Historical 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

Touching Jacob, However, that which He did at his Mother's Bidding...
24. Touching Jacob, however, that which he did at his mother's bidding, so as to seem to deceive his father, if with diligence and in faith it be attended to, is no lie, but a mystery. The which if we shall call lies, all parables also, and figures designed for the signifying of any things soever, which are not to be taken according to their proper meaning, but in them is one thing to be understood from another, shall be said to be lies: which be far from us altogether. For he who thinks this, may
St. Augustine—Against Lying

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

1 Samuel 21:13
So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

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