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29 Now athe Philistines gathered together all their armies to bAphek: and the Israelites pitched by ca fountain which is in dJezreel. And ethe lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward fwith Achish. Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me gthese days, or these years, and hI have found no fault in him since he ifell unto me unto this day? And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which jthou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest kin the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? should it not be with the heads of these men? Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, lSaul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands? Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, mas the Lord liveth, thou hast been upright, and nthy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for oI have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless ethe lords favour thee not. Wherefore now return, and pgo in peace, that thou displease not ethe lords of the Philistines. And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king? And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, qas an angel of God: notwithstanding rthe princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle. 10 Wherefore now rise up early in the morning swith thy master’s servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart. 11 So David and his men rose up early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to tJezreel.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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