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1 Samuel 27:12

    1 Samuel 27:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Achish believed David, saying, He has made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Achish had belief in what David said, saying, He has made himself hated by all his people Israel, and so he will be my servant for ever.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    Achish believed David, saying, "He has made his people Israel utterly to abhor him. Therefore he shall be my servant forever."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 27:12

    Abhor - Despise; spurn; regard with horror.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 27:12

    He hath made his people - utterly to abhor him - This deception, which Dr. Delaney says "did harm to nobody, and to the account of which he is at an utter loss what degree of guilt to charge," imposed upon Achish, had the most direct tendency to make him imagine himself secure, while in the utmost danger; and to have a faithful friend and able ally in David, while he was the veriest enemy he could possibly have. Shame on him who becomes the apologist of such conduct! As to Dr. Chandler, he should know that no lie is of the truth, and that all falsity is an abomination to the Lord.