The Escape of the LORD - 1st Samuel 27

1 Samuel 27:1 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.  

1 Samuel 27:2 And David arose, and he passed over with the six  hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of  Maoch, king of Gath. 

1 Samuel 27:3 And David dwelt with Achish  at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household,  even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,  and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal’s wife. 

1 Samuel 27:4 And it  was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no  more again for him.  

1 Samuel 27:5 And David said unto Achish, If I have now found  grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town  in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy  servant dwell in the royal city with thee? 

1 Samuel 27:6 Then  Achish gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag  pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day. 

1 Samuel 27:7 And  the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines  was a full year and four months.  

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1 Samuel 27:8 And David and his men went up, and invaded the  Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those  nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou  goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt. 

1 Samuel 27:9 And  David smote the land, and left neither man nor 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. 

1 Samuel 27:10 And Achish said, Whither have ye made a  road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah,  and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the  south of the Kenites. 

1 Samuel 27:11 And David saved neither man  nor woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, Lest  they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so will be  his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the  Philistines. 

1 Samuel 27:12 And Achish believed David, saying, He  hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore  he shall be my servant for ever. KJV