SEV Biblia, Chapter 27:1 Â¶ Y dijo David en su corazón: Al fin seré muerto algún día por la mano de Saúl; nada, por tanto, me será mejor que fugarme a la tierra de los filisteos, para que Saúl se deje de mí, y no me ande buscando más por todos los términos de Israel, y así me escaparé de sus manos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 27:1 Verse 1. I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul] This was a very hasty conclusion: God had so often interposed in behalf of his life, that he was authorized to believe the reverse. God had hitherto confounded all Saul's stratagems, and it was not at all likely that he would now abandon him: there was now no additional reason why he should withdraw from David his helping hand.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And David said in his heart , etc.] Within himself, and to himself; while he was pondering things in his own mind, and considering the circumstances in which he was, and things appearing, very gloomy to him, he falls into a fit of unbelief and thus addresses himself: I shall now one day perish by the hand of Saul ; for though he was returned to his place, he knew he was restless and uneasy, very inconstant and unstable, and not at all to be depended on; yea, he might conclude that Saul, observing that God was with him in protecting and defending him, and by delivering him into his hands once and again, he would be the more jealous of him, and envious at him, and seek all opportunities and advantages against him; and he feared that one time or another such would offer, and would be taken, and so he should perish by him: this was a strange fit of unbelief he was sunk into, and very unaccountable and unreasonable it was, had he but considered his being anointed king by the Lord, the promise of God to him, which could not fail, and the providence of God that watched over him from time to time: [there is] nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines ; which may seem strange, when he was advised by the Prophet Gad to depart from the land of Moab, and go into the land of Judah, ( 1 Samuel 22:5), and where he had been so wonderfully preserved; and when he was in so much danger, when in the land of the Philistines before, insomuch that he was obliged to feign himself mad, ( 1 Samuel 21:13); and seeing this also was the very thing he lately dreaded, and cursed the men that should be the cause of his going out of his own land into an idolatrous one: and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel ; hearing that he was gone into a foreign country, would seek for him no more in any part of the land of israel, and so despair of ever getting him into his hands, would lay aside all thoughts about him for the future: so shall I escape out of his hand ; and be for ever safe: these were the carnal reasonings of his mind, under the prevalence of unbelief; and shows what poor weak creatures the best of men are, and how low their graces may sink as to exercise, when left to themselves.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-7 - Unbelief is a sin that easily besets even good men, when without ar fightings, and within are fears; and it is a hard matter to get ove them. Lord, increase our faith! We may blush to think that the word of a Philistine should go further than the word of an Israelite, and tha the city of Gath should be a place of refuge for a good man, when the cities of Israel refuse him a safe abode. David gained a comfortabl settlement, not only at a distance from Gath, but bordering upo Israel, where he might keep up a correspondence with his ow countrymen.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 דוד 1732 אל 413 לבו 3820 עתה 6258 אספה 5595 יום 3117 אחד 259 ביד 3027 שׁאול 7586 אין 369 לי טוב 2896 כי 3588 המלט 4422 אמלט 4422 אל 413 ארץ 776 פלשׁתים 6430 ונואשׁ 2976 ממני 4480 שׁאול 7586 לבקשׁני 1245 עוד 5750 בכל 3605 גבול 1366 ישׂראל 3478 ונמלטתי 4422 מידו׃ 3027