1 Samuel 27:6
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New International Version
So on that day Achish gave him Ziklag, and it has belonged to the kings of Judah ever since.

King James Bible
Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And Achish gave him Ziklag that day; therefore Ziklag belongs to the kings of Judah to this day.

World English Bible
Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: why Ziklag pertains to the kings of Judah to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
And Achish giveth to him in that day Ziklag, therefore hath Ziklag been to the kings of Judah till this day.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Achish gave him Ziklag - Ziklag was at first given to the tribe of Judah, but afterwards it was ceded to that of Simeon, Joshua 15:31; Joshua 19:5. The Philistines had, however, made themselves masters of it, and held it to the time here mentioned; it then fell into the tribe of Judah again, and continued to be the property of the kings of Judah. This verse is a proof that this book was written long after the days of Samuel, and that it was formed by a later hand, out of materials which had been collected by a contemporary author. See the preface.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ziklag Ziklag was at first given to the tribe of Judah, but was afterwards ceded to that of Simeon; but as it bordered on the Philistines, if they had ever been expelled, they had retaken it. Eusebius simply says it was situated in the south of Canaan.

1 Samuel 30:1,14 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag...

1 Samuel 19:5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel: you saw it...

2 Samuel 1:1 Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites...

1 Chronicles 4:30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,

1 Chronicles 12:1,20 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish...

Nehemiah 11:28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and in the villages thereof,

Library
Early Days
The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Joshua 15:31
Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,

Joshua 19:5
Ziklag, Beth Markaboth, Hazar Susah,

1 Samuel 27:5
Then David said to Achish, "If I have found favor in your eyes, let a place be assigned to me in one of the country towns, that I may live there. Why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"

1 Samuel 29:4
But the Philistine commanders were angry with Achish and said, "Send the man back, that he may return to the place you assigned him. He must not go with us into battle, or he will turn against us during the fighting. How better could he regain his master's favor than by taking the heads of our own men?

1 Samuel 30:1
David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it,

Nehemiah 11:28
in Ziklag, in Mekonah and its settlements,

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