And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
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George Leo Haydock
Phelethi, the king's foreign guards, of Philistine extraction, chap. viii. 18.
Gethites, who had been probably induced to enter his service by Ethai, ver. 19. (Calmet)
Men. This number David kept up, in honour of those valiant companions who had defended him at Odollam (Salien)
It is observable, that David is attended only by his own family, and by strangers; representing Jesus Christ, who rejects the Synagogue and its sacrifices, while he makes choice of the Gentiles. (Calmet)