1 The Philistines mustered all their forces at Aphek while the Israelites pitched camp near the spring in Jezreel.
1Sam 4:1 1Kgs 20:30 1Kgs 21:1 Josh 12:18 Josh 19:30 1Kgs 18:45-46 1Kgs 21:23
2 The Philistine commanders marched past with their hundreds and their thousands, and David and his men brought up the rear with Achish.
1Sam 28:1-2 1Sam 29:6-7 Josh 13:3 1Sam 5:8-11 1Sam 6:4
3 The Philistine chiefs asked, 'What are these Hebrews doing?' Achish replied to them, 'Why, this is David the servant of Saul, king of Israel, who has been with me for the last year or two. I have had no fault to find with him from the day he gave himself up to me until the present time.'
1Sam 27:7 Dan 6:5 1Pet 3:16 1Sam 25:28 John 19:6 Rom 12:17
4 But the Philistine chiefs were angry with him. 'Send the man back,' they said, 'make him go back to the place which you assigned to him. He cannot go into battle with us, in case he turns on us once battle is joined. Would there be a better way for the man to regain his master's favour than with the heads of these men here?
1Sam 14:21 1Chr 12:19 1Sam 27:6 Luke 16:8
5 Is not this the David of whom they sang as they danced: Saul has killed his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?
1Sam 21:11 1Sam 18:6-7 Prov 27:14
6 So Achish called David and said, 'As Yahweh lives, you are loyal, and I am quite content with all your doings in our campaigning together, since I have found no fault with you from the day you came to me until the present time. But you are not acceptable to the chiefs.
2Kgs 19:27 2Sam 3:25 1Sam 20:3 Ps 121:8 1Pet 2:12 1Pet 3:16 1Sam 27:8-12
7 So go home, in peace, rather than antagonise them.'
8 'But what have I done,' David asked Achish, 'what fault have you had to find with your servant from the day I entered your service to the present time, for me not to be allowed to go and fight the enemies of my lord the king?'
1Sam 12:3 1Sam 17:29 1Sam 20:8 1Sam 26:18 1Sam 28:2 2Sam 16:18-19 Matt 6:13
9 In reply, Achish said to David, 'In my opinion, it is true, you are as good as an angel of God; but the Philistine chiefs have said, "He must not go into battle with us."
2Sam 14:17 2Sam 14:20 2Sam 19:27 Gal 4:14 1Sam 29:4
10 So get up early tomorrow morning, with your master's servants who came with you, and go to the place which I assigned to you. Do not harbour resentment, since personally I have no fault to find with you. Get up early tomorrow morning and, as soon as it is light, be off.'
1Chr 12:19 1Chr 12:22 1Cor 10:13 1Sam 30:1-2 2Pet 2:9 Gen 22:14 Ps 37:23-24
11 So David and his men got up early to leave at dawn and go back to Philistine territory. And the Philistines marched on Jezreel.
1Sam 29:1 2Sam 4:4 Josh 19:18