Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the LORD lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favor you not.
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Achish himself confesses that David was upright, innocent and good, like an angel of God, but he ordered him to depart from the battleline of the Philistines and to go his way in peace, since Achish did not wish to offend the princes of the Philistines. The throng of the faithful among the Gentiles praises, loves and proclaims the righteousness, mercy and holiness of Christ, since he had been sent by God to save the Gentiles. But they beg not to be forced to entrust the word to blasphemers, arrogant people and notorious idolaters, lest by chance they hear something and refuse to believe it and bring greater judgment against them. They ask their Lord, as it were, that he be content to rest in the peaceful and calm heart of the believers rather than to offer to the unbelievers an opportunity to persecute them as these opponents stir up trouble. - "Four Books on 1 Samuel 4.29" ...
Lord. Hebrew Jehova. (Haydock)
Achis speaks of the true God, as David was accustomed to do. (Salien)
Perhaps he adored him, like his other gods; as the Israelites are accused of swearing by the Lord and by Melchom, Sophonias i. 5.
The pagans often appealed to the gods of those with whom they were treating. (Calmet) ...