1 Samuel 27: David Flees From Saul


First Samuel, chapter 27. David goes to king Akshay in gath. And David said in his heart. I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines, then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand. So David arose, and went over. He and the 600 men who were with him to akshi, the son of Malcolm, king of gath. And David dwelt with akshi and gath, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, a hint of jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, naval's widow. And when it was told Saul that David had fled to gath, he sought for him no more. Then David said to Ashish, if I have found favor in your eyes, let a place be given me in one of the country towns, that I may dwell there, for why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you? So that day actually gave him Zika. Therefore, zik lag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day, and the number of the days that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months. Now David and his men went up and made raids upon the gesture rights, the gurus, and the amala kites. For these were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as far as sure to the land of Egypt, and David struck the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, but took away the sheep, the oxen, the donkeys, the camels, and the garments, and came back to Akshay. When Akshay asked, against whom have you made a raid today, David would say, against the negev of Judah, or against the negev of the Jeremy lights, or against the negative of the canines. saved neither man nor woman alive to bring tidings to gath thinking lest they should tell about us and say, so David has done. Such was his custom all the while he dwelt in the country of the Philistines and trusted David, thinking he has made himself utterly abhorred by his people Israel. Therefore he shall be my servant always.

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