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David dwells at Gath

27:1 AND David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. thought, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul (/sɔːl/; Hebrew: שָׁאוּל‎, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”): there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape to the land of the Philistines; and Saul (/sɔːl/; Hebrew: שָׁאוּל‎, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) shall loose hope of me, to seek me all the border of Israel: so I will  escape out of his hand.
27:2 And David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. got up, and he crossed over with the six hundred men that were with him to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
27:3 And David (/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail (Hebrew: אֲבִיגַיִל‎, Modern: ʾAvīgayīl, Tiberian: ʾAḇīḡayīl) Derived from the Hebrew word ab, “father”, and the Hebrew root g-y-l, “to rejoice,” the name Abigail has a variety of possible meanings including “my father’s joy” and “source of joy” the Carmelitess, Nabal (Hebrew: נָבָל Nāḇāl, “fool”)’s  former wife.
27:4 And it was told to Saul (/sɔːl/; Hebrew: שָׁאוּל‎, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) that David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. had fled to Gath: and he didn’t search for him any more.

Achish gives David Ziklag

27:5 ¶ And David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. said to Achish, If I have now found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may live there: for why should your servant live in the royal city with you?
27:6 Then Achish gave him Ziklag (Hebrew: צִקְלַג) is the biblical name of a town that was located in the Negev region in the south-west of what was the Kingdom of Judah. It was a provincial town within the Philistine kingdom of Gath when Achish was king. Its exact location has not been identified with any certainty. that day. For that reason Ziklag (Hebrew: צִקְלַג) is the biblical name of a town that was located in the Negev region in the south-west of what was the Kingdom of Judah. It was a provincial town within the Philistine kingdom of Gath when Achish was king. Its exact location has not been identified with any certainty. is connected to the kings of Judah to this day.
27:7 And the time that David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. stayed in the country of the Philistines a full year and four months.
27:8 ¶ And David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites (/ˈæməlɛk/; Hebrew: עֲמָלֵק, ‘Ămālēq, Arabic: عماليق ‘Amālīq) was a nation described in the Hebrew Bible as a staunch enemy of the Israelites. The name “Amalek” can refer to the nation’s founder, a grandson of Esau; his descendants, the Amalekites; or the territories of Amalek, which they inhabited. In some rabbinical interpretations, Amalek is etymologised as am lak, ‘a people who lick (blood)’ For more info click here: for those nations were the past inhabitants of the land, as you come  into Shur, and into the land of Egypt.
27:9 And David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. struck the land, and left neither man or woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
27:10 And Achish said, Where have y’all made raids today? And David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and to the south of the Kenites.
27:11 And David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. left not one man or woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, To avoid the risk they should say anything against us, saying, So David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. has done, and so has been his procedure all the time he lived in the country of the Philistines.
27:12 And Achish believed David(/ˈdeɪvɪd/; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”)Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE., thinking, He has made himself hated among  people of Israel; and has become my servant forever.

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