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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

1 Samuel 29



Verses 1-11

1 Samuel 29-31., 2 Samuel 1:1-5 (J). Substantially these sections are a continuous narrative from the same document.

XXIX. David is Dismissed from the Philistine Army.—Continues 1 Samuel 28:1 ff.

As the Philistines are mustering for the battle, Achish reluctantly dismisses David at the instance of the princes, and bids him withdraw next morning, adding (so Driver and others, with LXX), "And go ye to the place [Ziklag] which I have appointed for you, and do not harbour evil thoughts in thy heart, for thou hast my full confidence and favour," lit. "Do not put a pestilent word in thy heart, for thou art good before me." Probably the original Heb. for "pestilent word" was "word of Belial."


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 29:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.

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