King James Version1 Samuel29

1 Samuel

1 Now the Philistines gath­ered to­geth­er all their armies to Aphek: and the Is­raelites pitched by a foun­tain which is in Jezreel. 2 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hun­dreds, and by thou­sands: but David and his men passed on in the rere­ward with Achish. 3 Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these He­brews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the ser­vant of Saul the king of Is­rael, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell un­to me unto this day? 4 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fel­low re­turn, that he may go again to his place which thou hast ap­point­ed him, and let him not go down with us to bat­tle, lest in the bat­tle he be an ad­ver­sary to us: for where­with should he rec­on­cile him­self unto his mas­ter? should it not be with the heads of these men? 5 Is not this David, of whom they sang one to an­oth­er in dances, say­ing, Saul slew his thou­sands, and David his ten thou­sands? 6 Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Sure­ly, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been up­right, and thy go­ing out and thy com­ing in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy com­ing unto me unto this day: nev­er­the­less the lords favour thee not. 7 Where­fore now re­turn, and go in peace, that thou dis­please not the lords of the Philistines. 8 And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy ser­vant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the en­e­mies of my lord the king? 9 And Achish an­swered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an an­gel of God: notwith­stand­ing the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the bat­tle. 10 Where­fore now rise up ear­ly in the morn­ing with thy master's ser­vants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up ear­ly in the morn­ing, and have light, de­part. 11 So David and his men rose up ear­ly to de­part in the morn­ing, to re­turn into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.