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1 Samuel 29:10

    1 Samuel 29:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why now rise up early in the morning with your master's servants that are come with you: and as soon as you be up early in the morning, and have light, depart.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with the servants of thy lord that are come with thee; and as soon as ye are up early in the morning, and have light, depart.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So get up early in the morning, with the servants of your lord who are with you, and go to the place I have given you, and have no evil design in your heart, for you are good in my eyes; but when there is light enough in the morning, go away.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with the servants of thy lord that are come with thee; and as soon as ye are up early in the morning, and have light, depart.

    World English Bible

    Therefore now rise up early in the morning with the servants of your lord who have come with you; and as soon as you are up early in the morning, and have light, depart."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with the servants of thy lord that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 29:10

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 29:10

    With thy master's servants - Who were these? has been very properly asked; and to this question there can be but two answers: -

    1. The six hundred Israelites which were with him; and who might still be considered the subjects of Saul, though now residing in a foreign land.

    2. The servants of achish; i.e., David's men thus considered; because on his coming to Gath, he had in effect given up himself and his men to Achish. But Saul may be the master to whom Achish refers, and the words convey a delicate information to David that he is no vassal, but still at liberty.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 29:10

    With thy master's servants - The clue to this may be found in 1 Chronicles 12:19-21, where it appears that a considerable number of Manassites "fell" to David just at this time, and went back with him to Ziklag. It is therefore to these new comers that Achish applies the expression. It is impossible not to recognize here a merciful interposition of Providence, by which David was not only saved from fighting against his king and country, but sent home just in time to recover his wives and property from the Amalekites 1 Samuel 30. That David maintained his position by subtlety and falsehood, which were the invariable characteristics of his age and nation, is not in the least to be wondered at. No sanction is given by this narrative to the use of falsehood.