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1Samuel 29
New International Version (1984)

Achish Sends David Back to Ziklag

29The Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and Israel camped by the spring in Jezreel.H6430H6908H4264H663H3478H2583H5869H3157 2As the Philistine rulers marched with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were marching at the rear with Achish.H5633H6430H5674H3967H505H1732H582H5674H314H397 3The commanders of the Philistines asked, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish replied, "Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been with me for over a year, and from the day he left Saul until now, I have found no fault in him."H559H8269H6430H5680H397H559H8269H6430H1732H5650H7586H4428H3478H3117H8141H4672H3972H3117H5307H3117 4But the Philistine commanders were angry with him 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?H8269H6430H7107H8269H6430H559H7725H376H7725H7725H4725H6485H3381H4421H4421H7854H7521H113H7218H582 5Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: "'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"H1732H6030H4246H559H7586H5221H505H1732H7233 6So Achish called David and said to him, "As surely as the LORD lives, you have been reliable, and I would be pleased to have you serve with me in the army. From the day you came to me until now, I have found no fault in you, but the rulers don't approve of you.H397H7121H1732H559H3068H2416H3477H3318H935H4264H2896H5869H4672H7451H3117H935H3117H5633H2896H5869 7Turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers."H7725H3212H7965H6213H7451H5869H5633H6430 8"But what have I done?" asked David. "What have you found against your servant from the day I came to you until now? Why can't I go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?"H1732H559H397H6213H4672H5650H3117H6440H3117H935H3898H341H113H4428 9Achish answered, "I know that you have been as pleasing in my eyes as an angel of God; nevertheless, the Philistine commanders have said, 'He must not go up with us into battle.'H397H6030H559H1732H3045H2896H5869H4397H430H8269H6430H559H5927H4421 10Now get up early, along with your master's servants who have come with you, and leave in the morning as soon as it is light."H7925H1242H113H5650H935H7925H1242H215H3212 11So David and his men got up early in the morning to go back to the land of the Philistines, and the Philistines went up to Jezreel.H1732H582H7925H3212H1242H7725H776H6430H6430H5927H3157




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