New American Standard Bible
Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And David arose, and fled that day from before Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
World English Bible
David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
Young's Literal Translation
And David riseth and fleeth on that day from the face of Saul, and cometh in unto Achish king of Gath;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Achish king of Gath - It appears from the title that Psalm 34 was composed on this occasion. (See the note there.) Nothing can give a more lively impression of the straits to which David was reduced than the fact of his going to the country of the Philistines.
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
1 Samuel 27:2
So David arose and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
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