1 Samuel 21:14
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English Standard Version
Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?

King James Bible
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

American Standard Version
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad; wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Achis said to his servants: You saw the man was mad: why have you brought him to me?

English Revised Version
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Achish to his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: why then have ye brought him to me?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David also asked Ahimelech whether he had not a sword or a javelin at hand; "for I have neither brought my sword nor my (other) weapons with me, because the affair of the king was pressing," i.e., very urgent, נחוּץ, ἁπ. λεγ., literally, compressed.

1 Samuel 21:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

is mad. or, playeth the madman

Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart.

Cross References
1 Samuel 21:13
So he changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands and made marks on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard.

1 Samuel 21:15
Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to behave as a madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?"

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