1 Samuel 29:5
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New International Version
Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: "'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"

King James Bible
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

Darby Bible Translation
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul smote his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

World English Bible
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?'"

Young's Literal Translation
Is not this David, of whom they answer in choruses, saying, Saul hath smitten among his thousands, and David among his myriads?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The princes of the Philistines were wroth - It is strange that they had not yet heard of David's destruction of a village of the Geshurites, Gezrites, and Amalekites, 1 Samuel 27:8, 1 Samuel 27:9. Had they heard of this, they would have seen much more cause for suspicion.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 18:6,7 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine...

1 Samuel 21:11 And the servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances...

Proverbs 27:14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

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What Doest Thou Here?
'Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here!'--1 SAMUEL xxix. 3. 'The word of the Lord came to him, and He said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?'--1 KINGS xix. 9. I have put these two verses together, not only because of their identity in form, though that is striking, but because they bear upon one and the same subject, as will appear, if, in a word or two, I set each of them in its setting. David was almost at the lowest point of his fortunes when he fled into
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.

1 Samuel 18:7
As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."

1 Samuel 21:11
But the servants of Achish said to him, "Isn't this David, the king of the land? Isn't he the one they sing about in their dances: "'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"

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