1 Samuel 29:7
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New International Version
Now turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers."

King James Bible
Wherefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.

Darby Bible Translation
And now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.

World English Bible
Therefore now return, and go in peace, that you not displease the lords of the Philistines."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, turn back, and go in peace, and thou dost do no evil in the eyes of the princes of the Philistines.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou hast been upright - So he thought, for as yet he had not heard of the above transaction; David having given him to understand that he had been fighting against Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

displease [heb] do not evil in the eyes of the lords

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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
1 Samuel 29:6
So Achish called David and said to him, "As surely as the LORD lives, you have been reliable, and I would be pleased to have you serve with me in the army. From the day you came to me until today, I have found no fault in you, but the rulers don't approve of you.

1 Samuel 29:8
"But what have I done?" asked David. "What have you found against your servant from the day I came to you until now? Why can't I go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?"

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