1 Samuel 29:2
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New International Version
As the Philistine rulers marched with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were marching at the rear with Achish.

King James Bible
And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds and by thousands; and David and his men passed on in the rearward with Achish.

World English Bible
The lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands; and David and his men passed on in the rear with Achish.

Young's Literal Translation
and the princes of the Philistines are passing on by hundreds, and by thousands, and David and his men are passing on in the rear with Achish.

1 Samuel 29:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By hundreds, and by thousands - They were probably divided, as the Jewish armies, by fifties, hundreds, and thousands; each having its proper officer or captain.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the lords

1 Samuel 29:6,7 Then Achish called David, and said to him, Surely, as the LORD lives, you have been upright...

1 Samuel 5:8-11 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel...

1 Samuel 6:4 Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden tumors...

Joshua 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even to the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite...

but David

1 Samuel 28:1,2 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel...

Library
What Doest Thou Here?
'Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here!'--1 SAMUEL xxix. 3. 'The word of the Lord came to him, and He said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?'--1 KINGS xix. 9. I have put these two verses together, not only because of their identity in form, though that is striking, but because they bear upon one and the same subject, as will appear, if, in a word or two, I set each of them in its setting. David was almost at the lowest point of his fortunes when he fled into
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] 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

Cross References
Numbers 10:25
Finally, as the rear guard for all the units, the divisions of the camp of Dan set out under their standard. Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai was in command.

1 Samuel 28:1
In those days the Philistines gathered their forces to fight against Israel. Achish said to David, "You must understand that you and your men will accompany me in the army."

1 Samuel 28:2
David said, "Then you will see for yourself what your servant can do." Achish replied, "Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life."

1 Chronicles 12:19
Some of the tribe of Manasseh defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. (He and his men did not help the Philistines because, after consultation, their rulers sent him away. They said, "It will cost us our heads if he deserts to his master Saul.")

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