1 Samuel 27:7

“And the time that Dauid dwelt in the countrey of the Philistines, was a full yeere, and foure moneths.”

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Other Translations

And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
- King James Version

The number of days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the number of the days that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David was living in the land of the Philistines for the space of a year and four months.
- Basic English Bible

And the time that David abode in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.
- Darby Bible

And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
- Webster's Bible

The number of the days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
- World English Bible

And the number of the days which David hath dwelt in the field of the Philistines [is] days and four months;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the number of the days that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Samuel 27

  • April
    So many of us comprimise ourselves for the ways of others or for the fear of how others will precieve or think about us,we lose our core values,that voice that says this isn't you,don't do it,we get lost along the way but with God on our side,we BECOME the light in the darkest of places,think of the 8 ball in pool,all black but the white circle in the middle,thats the light you carry:) GOD BLESS U
  • Irene123
    David was a 'backslider' here in going to the Philistines for protection. He (temporarily) lost faith in God. Had he sought God's will in this situation with Saul God would have given him a better way; God is the 'way maker'. But he looked to his own wisdom in this - which displeased God, but God kept him anyway because God knew his heart.
  • Rev. Howard Lewis
    I think deception is a big part of our lives today. Deceiving the government and our employers in the work place. Even in the church, pretending to be something we are not just to get ahead in life or ahead of someone else.
    This deception has cause us to take on the David syndrome of misleading only ourselves into the captives of hell, in which I myself am guilty from my ignorance. Forgive me.....

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