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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

1 Samuel 29

Verses 1-11

under Just Suspicion

1 Samuel 29:1-11

David was in a strait! To what a plight had eighteen months of deceit brought him! He had no alternative other than to follow King Achish to battle, but it must have been with a sinking heart. It looked as if he would be forced to fight Saul, the Lord’s anointed, and Jonathan, his friend, and the people whom he was one day to rule. Probably he turned in an agony of prayer to God, that he might be extricated from the net which his sins had woven. Read Deuteronomy 30:4 .

An unexpected door opened in the valley of Achor. The Philistine lords took offense at David’s position in the rear with the king, and insisted on his returning with his men to Ziklag. In the end Achish had to yield, though with great reluctance. He little realized the profound sense of belief with which David heard the royal order. As David stole off in the gray dawn with his men on the homeward journey, he must have broken into the words of Psalms 124:7 .

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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 29". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/1-samuel-29.html. 1914.