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1Samuel 27
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David among the Philistines

27But David kept thinking to himself, "Someday Saul is going to get me. The best thing I can do is escape to the Philistines. Then Saul will stop hunting for me in Israelite territory, and I will finally be safe."H1732H559H3820H5595H259H3117H3027H7586H2896H3588H4422H4422H776H6430H7586H2976H1245H1366H3478H4422H3027 2So David took his 600 men and went over and joined Achish son of Maoch, the king of Gath.H1732H6965H5674H8337H3967H376H397H1121H4582H4428H1661 3David and his men and their families settled there with Achish at Gath. David brought his two wives along with him - Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail, Nabal's widow from Carmel.H1732H3427H397H1661H582H376H1004H1732H8147H802H293H3159H26H3762H5037H802 4Word soon reached Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he stopped hunting for him.H5046H7586H1732H1272H1661H1245H3254H3254 5One day David said to Achish, "If it is all right with you, we would rather live in one of the country towns instead of here in the royal city."H1732H559H397H4672H2580H5869H5414H4725H259H5892H7704H3427H5650H3427H4467H5892 6So Achish gave him the town of Ziklag (which still belongs to the kings of Judah to this day),H397H5414H6860H3117H6860H4428H3063H3117 7and they lived there among the Philistines for a year and four months.H4557H3117H1732H3427H7704H6430H3117H702H2320 8David and his men spent their time raiding the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites - people who had lived near Shur, toward the land of Egypt, since ancient times.H1732H582H5927H6584H1651H1511H6003H2007H5769H3427H776H935H7793H776H4714 9David did not leave one person alive in the villages he attacked. He took the sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, camels, and clothing before returning home to see King Achish.H1732H5221H776H376H802H2421H3947H6629H1241H2543H1581H899H7725H935H397 10"Where did you make your raid today?" Achish would ask. And David would reply, "Against the south of Judah, the Jerahmeelites, and the Kenites."H397H559H408H6584H3117H1732H559H5045H3063H5045H3397H5045H7017 11No one was left alive to come to Gath and tell where he had really been. This happened again and again while he was living among the Philistines.H1732H2421H376H802H2421H935H1661H559H5046H559H6213H1732H4941H3117H3427H7704H6430 12Achish believed David and thought to himself, "By now the people of Israel must hate him bitterly. Now he will have to stay here and serve me forever!"H397H539H1732H559H5971H3478H887H887H5650H5769


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