12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
12 David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath.
12 And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
12 When David realized that he had been recognized, he panicked, fearing the worst from Achish, king of Gath.
12 Now David took these words to heart, and was very much afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
12 David heard these comments and was very afraid of what King Achish of Gath might do to him.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 21:12
Commentary on 1 Samuel 21:10-15
(Read 1 Samuel 21:10-15)
God's persecuted people have often found better usage from Philistines than from Israelites. David had reason to put confidence in Achish, yet he began to be afraid. His conduct was degrading, and discovered wavering in his faith and courage. The more simply we depend on God, and obey him, the more comfortably and surely we shall walk through this troublesome world.