1 Samuel 21:10
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English Standard Version
And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish the king of Gath.

King James Bible
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

American Standard Version
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David arose and fled that day from the face of Saul: and came to Achis the king of Geth:

English Revised Version
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The priest answered that he had no common bread, but only holy bread, viz., according to 1 Samuel 21:6, shew-bread that had been removed, which none but priests were allowed to eat, and that in a sacred place; but that he was willing to give him some of these loaves, as David had said that he was travelling upon an important mission from the king, provided only that "the young men had kept themselves at least from women," i.e., had not been defiled by sexual intercourse (Leviticus 15:18). If they were clean at any rate in this respect, he would in such a case of necessity depart from the Levitical law concerning the eating of the shew-bread, for the sake of observing the higher commandment of love to a neighbour (Leviticus 19:18; cf. Matthew 12:5-6; Mark 2:25-26).

(Note: When Mark (Mark 2:26) assigns this action to the days of Abiathar the high priest, the statement rests upon an error of memory, in which Ahimelech is confounded with Abiathar.)

1 Samuel 21:10 Parallel Commentaries

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1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

Jeremiah 26:21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death...

Achish. or, Abimelech.

1 Samuel 27:2 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Gath Jerome says there was a large town called Gath, in the way from Eleutheropolis, towards Lydda (and consequently different from that mentioned by Jerome;) and also of another Gath, between Jamnia and Antipatris. It appears to have been the extreme boundary of the Philistine territory in one direction, as Ekron was on the other, (ch.

1 Samuel 7:14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath...

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1 Samuel 17:52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until you come to the valley...

,) and lay near Mareshah, (

2 Chronicles 11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

Mic.

2 Chronicles 1:14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen...

,) which agrees pretty well with the position assigned it by Jerome. But Reland and Dr. Wells agree with Eusebius; and the authors of the Universal History (b. i. c.7) place it about six miles form Jamnia, fourteen south of Joppa, and thirty-two west of Jerusalem.

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1 Samuel 27:2
So David arose and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.

Psalm 34:1
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 56:1
Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me;

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