1 Samuel 27:1
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But David thought to himself, "One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will give up searching for me anywhere in Israel, and I will slip out of his hand."

King James Bible
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me to seek me any more within all the limits of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.

World English Bible
David said in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me any more in all the borders of Israel. So shall I escape out of his hand."

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith unto his heart, 'Now am I consumed one day by the hand of Saul; there is nothing for me better than that I diligently escape unto the land of the Philistines, and Saul hath been despairing of me -- of seeking me any more in all the border of Israel, and I have escaped out of his hand.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul - This was a very hasty conclusion: God had so often interposed in behalf of his life, that he was authorized to believe the reverse. God had hitherto confounded all Saul's stratagems, and it was not at all likely that he would now abandon him: there was now no additional reason why he should withdraw from David his helping hand.

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And David

1 Samuel 16:1,13 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel...

1 Samuel 23:17 And he said to him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Israel...

1 Samuel 25:30 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you...

Psalm 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Isaiah 40:27-31 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God...

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die...

Mark 4:40 And he said to them, Why are you so fearful? how is it that you have no faith?

2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights...

I shall This was a rash conclusion: God had caused him to be anointed king of Israel, and promised his accession to the throne, and had so often interposed in his behalf, that he was authorised to believe the very reverse.

perish [heb] be consumed
there is nothing

1 Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said to David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get you into the land of Judah. Then David departed...

Exodus 14:12 Is not this the word that we did tell you in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?...

Numbers 14:3 And why has the LORD brought us to this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey?...

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding...

Isaiah 30:15,16 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved...

Lamentations 3:26,27 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD...

into the land

1 Samuel 27:10,11 And Achish said, Where have you made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah...

1 Samuel 21:10-15 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath...

1 Samuel 28:1,2 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel...

1 Samuel 29:2-11 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands...

1 Samuel 30:1-3 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag...

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The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Samuel 26:19
Now let my lord the king listen to his servant's words. If the LORD has incited you against me, then may he accept an offering. If, however, people have done it, may they be cursed before the LORD! They have driven me today from my share in the LORD's inheritance and have said, 'Go, serve other gods.'

1 Samuel 29:3
The commanders of the Philistines asked, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish replied, "Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been with me for over a year, and from the day he left Saul until now, I have found no fault in him."

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