1 Samuel 27

CLV(i) 1 And David said unto his heart, `Now am I consumed one day by the hand of Saul; there is nothing for me better than that I diligently escape unto the land of the Philistines, and Saul has been despairing of me--of seeking me any more in all the border of Israel, and I have escaped out of his hand.. 2 And David rises, and passes over, he and six hundred men who [are] with him, unto Achish son of Maoch king of Gath;" 3 and David dwells with Achish in Gath, he and his men, each one with his household, [even] David and his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail wife of Nabal the Carmelitess. 4 And it is declared to Saul that David has fled to Gath, and he has not added any more to seek him. 5 And David said unto Achish, `If, I pray you, I have found grace in your eyes, they give to me a place in one of the cities of the field, and I dwell there, yea, why does your servant dwell in the royal city with you?. 6 And Achish gives to him in that day Ziklag, therefore has Ziklag been to the kings of Judah till this day. 7 And the number of the days which David has dwelt in the field of the Philistines [is] days and four months; 8 and David goes up and his men, and they push unto the Geshurite, and the Gerizite, and the Amalekite, (for they are inhabitants of the land from of old), as you come in to Shur and unto the land of Egypt, 9 and David has smitten the land, and does not keep alive man and woman, and has taken sheep, and oxen, and asses, and camels, and garments, and turns back, and comes in unto Achish. 10 And Achish said, `Whither have you pushed to-day?' and David said, `Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelite, and unto the south of the Kenite.. 11 Neither man nor woman does David keep alive, to bring in [word] to Gath, saying, `Lest they declare [it] against us, saying, Thus has David done, and thus [is] his custom all the days that he has dwelt in the fields of the Philistines.. 12 And Achish believes in David, saying, `He has made himself utterly abhorred among his people, in Israel, and has been to me for a servant eonian..