King James Version
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?
Darby Bible Translation
And Achish said to his servants, Behold, ye see the man is mad: why did ye bring him to me?
World English Bible
Then Achish said to his servants, "Look, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?
Young's Literal Translation
And Achish saith unto his servants, 'Lo, ye see a man acting as a madman; why do ye bring him in unto me?
1 Samuel 21:14 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
is mad: or, playeth the mad man
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?1 Samuel 21:14 Parallel Commentaries
That a Christian ought necessarily to prepare himself before he presume to be a partaker of the holy communion, may evidently appear by five reasons:-- First, Because it is God's commandment; for if he commanded, under the pain of death, that none uncircumcised should eat the paschal lamb (Exod. xii. 48), nor any circumcised under four days preparation, how much greater preparation does he require of him that comes to receive the sacrament of his body and blood? which, as it succeeds, so doth it …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Touching Jacob, However, that which He did at his Mother's Bidding...
1 Samuel 21:13
And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.
1 Samuel 21:15
Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?
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