And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.
Then the other princes said to Achish: What need of these Hebrews?
Achish summoned all his troops, in order to inflict a decisive blow on Israel.
The servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David, the king of the land?
He therefore begged Achish to assign to him and his followers a dwelling-place in one of his citadels.
There was much common sense in the demand, and Achish could not but feel it.
And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, king of Gath.
Achish said to David, Therefore will I make you keeper of my head for ever.
Achish said to David, "In that case I will make you the captain of my body-guard from this time on."
What a picture of a furious madman is the description of his conduct when Achish's servants came to arrest him.