29 Now the Philistines gathered together all their hosts towards Aphek,—and the Israelites were encamping by the fountain that is in Jezreel.
2 And the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands,—but David and his men were passing on in the rear with Achish.
3 Then said the princes of the Philistines, What are these Hebrews [doing]? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines—Is not this David, servant of Saul king of Israel, who hath been with me this year or two, and I have found in him nothing, from the day of his coming over unto me unto this day?
4 But the princes of the Philistines raged against him and the princes of the Philistines said unto him—Let the man go back, that he may return unto the place which thou didst appoint him, and let him not go down with us into battle, so shall he not become to us a traitor in the battle,—for wherewith should this fellow gain favour with his lord? Would it not be with the heads of those men?
5 Is not this David, of whom they made responses in the dances, saying,—Saul hath smitten his thousands, But David his tens of thousands?
6 So Achish called for David and said unto him—By the life of Yahweh, surely upright thou art and pleasing in mine eyes have been thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host, for I have found in thee no wrong, from the day of thy coming in unto me until this day,—but in the eyes of the lords displeasing thou art.
7 Now therefore, return, and go in peace,—so shalt thou not do wrong in the eyes of the lords of the Philistines.
8 Then said David unto Achish—But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant, from the day that I came before thee, unto this day,—that I may not go in and fight, with the enemies of my lord the king.
9 Then answered Achish and said unto David, I acknowledge that pleasing thou art in mine eyes as a messenger of God,—notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us into the battle.
10 Now therefore, rise up early in the morning, thou and the servants of thy lord who have come with thee,—yea as soon as ye have risen early in the morning, and have light then depart.
11 So David rose up early, he and his men to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines,—but the Philistines went up to Jezreel.