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1 Samuel 28:2

    1 Samuel 28:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said to Achish, Surely you shall know what your servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make you keeper of my head for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said to Achish, Therefore thou shalt know what thy servant will do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of my head for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said to Achish, You will see now what your servant will do. And Achish said to David, Then I will make you keeper of my head for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    And David said to Achish, Therefore thou shalt know what thy servant will do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of my head for ever.

    World English Bible

    David said to Achish, "Therefore you shall know what your servant will do." Achish said to David, "Therefore will I make you my bodyguard for ever."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said to Achish, Therefore thou shalt know what thy servant will do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:2

    Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do - This was another equivocal answer; and could only be understood by his succeeding conduct. It might imply what he could do in favor of the Philistines against Israel; or in favor of Israel against the Philistines. Achish understood it in the former sense; and therefore he said to David, I will make thee keeper of my head for ever; i.e., Thou shalt be captain of my life-guards.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 28:2

    Thou shalt know ... - David dissembled (compare also 1 Samuel 29:8), hoping, no doubt, that something would happen to prevent his fighting against his king and country.

    Keeper of mine head - Captain of his bodyguard.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 28:2

    28:2 Can do - He speaks ambiguously, as he did before.