1 Samuel 21:12
New International Version
David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath.

New Living Translation
David heard these comments and was very afraid of what King Achish of Gath might do to him.

English Standard Version
And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Berean Study Bible
Now David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

New American Standard Bible
David took these words to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.

New King James Version
Now David took these words to heart, and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

King James Bible
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Christian Standard Bible
David took this to heart and became very afraid of King Achish of Gath,

Contemporary English Version
David thought about what they were saying, and it made him afraid of Achish.

Good News Translation
Their words made a deep impression on David, and he became very much afraid of King Achish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David took this to heart and became very afraid of King Achish of Gath,

International Standard Version
David took these words seriously, and he was very frightened of King Achish of Gath.

NET Bible
David thought about what they said and was very afraid of King Achish of Gath.

New Heart English Bible
David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David realized what they had said, he was terrified of King Achish of Gath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

New American Standard 1977
And David took these words to heart, and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David laid up these words in his heart and was sore afraid of Achish, the king of Gath.

King James 2000 Bible
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

American King James Version
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

American Standard Version
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David laid up the words in his heart, and was greatly afraid of Anchus king of Geth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David laid up these words in his heart, and was exceedingly afraid at the face of Achis the king of Geth.

Darby Bible Translation
And David took to heart these words, and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

English Revised Version
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David laid up these words in his heart, and was greatly afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

World English Bible
David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

Young's Literal Translation
And David layeth these words in his heart, and is exceedingly afraid of the face of Achish king of Gath,
Study Bible
David Flees to Gath
11But the servants of Achish said to him, “Is this not David, the king of the land? Did they not sing about him in their dances, saying: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’?” 12Now David took words these to heart and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 13So he changed his behavior before them and feigned madness in their hands; he scratched on the doors of the gate and let his saliva run down his beard.…
Cross References
Luke 2:19
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

1 Samuel 21:13
So he changed his behavior before them and feigned madness in their hands; he scratched on the doors of the gate and let his saliva run down his beard.

Treasury of Scripture

And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

laid up

Psalm 119:11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Luke 2:19,51
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart…

sore

1 Samuel 21:10
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Genesis 12:11-13
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: …

Genesis 26:7
And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.







Lexicon
Now David
דָּוִ֛ד (dā·wiḏ)
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Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took
וַיָּ֧שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
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Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

words
הַדְּבָרִ֥ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
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Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

these
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
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Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

to heart
בִּלְבָב֑וֹ (bil·ḇā·ḇōw)
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Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and was very much
מְאֹ֔ד (mə·’ōḏ)
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Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

afraid
וַיִּרָ֣א (way·yi·rā)
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Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

of
מִפְּנֵ֖י (mip·pə·nê)
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Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Achish
אָכִ֥ישׁ (’ā·ḵîš)
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Strong's Hebrew 397: Achish -- king of Gath

the king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Gath.
גַּֽת׃ (gaṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city
(12) And David laid up these words.--Now, for the first time, David saw how widely travelled was a renown of which he in his humbleness of heart had thought so little, and at once a deadly fear took possession of him. The life he held so cheaply when in battle with the enemies of his country now, strange to say, in his deep degradation and poverty, became of real value to him, and he adopted the piteous and humiliating device of feigning madness, hoping thus to change the wondering admiration of the servants of Achish into pitying scorn. What David hoped took place, and he was driven out of Gath with ignominy; but there is no reason for supposing that had he maintained a quiet dignity of behaviour any evil would have happened to him. The Philistines, for those wild times, seem to have been a cultured people, and by no means devoid of generous instincts. Not one word, strangely enough, is reported to have been spoken about the great injury he had done to the Philistine nation when he slew Goliath. It has been suggested with considerable ingenuity that the great name of the dead champion, the hero of so many battle-fields, was never brought forward here, perhaps out of a natural indisposition to recall a grievous calamity, but more likely out of regard for Goliath's family and friends. Singularly little is told us, in fact, about this renowned hero, whom tradition hints at as the great warrior in the decisive battle when the Ark was captured and the sons of Eli were slain. The Talmud has a curious comment on this strange silence--"Not half the praises of Goliath are related in Scripture; hence it follows that it is wrong to tell the praises of the wicked."--Treatise Soteh, fol. 42, Colossians 2.

21:10-15 God's persecuted people have often found better usage from Philistines than from Israelites. David had reason to put confidence in Achish, yet he began to be afraid. His conduct was degrading, and discovered wavering in his faith and courage. The more simply we depend on God, and obey him, the more comfortably and surely we shall walk through this troublesome world.
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