And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
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George Leo Haydock
Maoch, or Maacha, 3 Kings ii. 29. This king had perhaps seen David, when he counterfeited madness. But now he was convinced that, by granting him protection, he would greatly annoy Saul, and draw many brave men out of his dominions.