1 Samuel 27 ©
Saul hearing that David was fled to Gath seeketh no more for him. David beggeth Ziklag of Achish. He invadeth some other countries, but persuadeth Achish that he warred against Judah.
AND David asaid in his heart, I shall now 1perish 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.
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and ehe sought no more again for him.
And 2the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was 3a full year and four months.
¶And David and his men went up, and invaded the iGeshurites, and the 4Gezrites, and the jAmalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to kShur, even unto the land of Egypt.
And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly 6to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.