“But their laying awaite was knowen of Saul: and they watched the gates day and night to kill him.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
9:24 They guarded the gates day and night - That is, the governor did, at their request, #2Cor 11:32|.
Ac 9:24 They watched the gates. "The governor, under Aretas the king, kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me" (2Co 11:32).