1 Samuel 27 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible
David retires to Gath.
Unbelief is a sin that easily besets even good men, when without are fightings, and within are fears; and it is a hard matter to get over them. Lord, increase our faith! We may blush to think that the word of a Philistine should go further than the word of an Israelite, and that the city of Gath should be a place of refuge for a good man, when the cities of Israel refuse him a safe abode. David gained a comfortable settlement, not only at a distance from Gath, but bordering upon
Israel, where he might keep up a correspondence with his own countrymen. (1Sa 27:8-12)
David deceives Achish.
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