1 صموئيل 27

وَقَالَ دَاوُدُ فِي قَلْبِهِ: «إِنِّي سَأَهْلِكُ يَوْمًا بِيَدِ شَاوُلَ، فَلَا شَيْءَ خَيْرٌ لِي مِنْ أَنْ أُفْلِتَ إِلَى أَرْضِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ، فَيَيْأَسَ شَاوُلُ مِنِّي فَلَا يُفَتِّشَ عَلَيَّ بَعْدُ فِي جَمِيعِ تُخُومِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَأَنْجُوَ مِنْ يَدِهِ». ١ 1
David said in his heart, “I will now perish one day by Saul's hand; there is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines; Saul will give up looking for me any more within all the borders of Israel; in this way I will escape out of his hand.”
فَقَامَ دَاوُدُ وَعَبَرَ هُوَ وَٱلسِّتُّ مِئَةِ ٱلرَّجُلِ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ، إِلَى أَخِيشَ بْنِ مَعُوكَ مَلِكِ جَتٍّ. ٢ 2
David arose and passed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish son of Maok, the king of Gath.
وَأَقَامَ دَاوُدُ عِنْدَ أَخِيشَ فِي جَتٍّ هُوَ وَرِجَالُهُ، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ وَبَيْتِهِ، دَاوُدُ وَٱمْرَأَتَاهُ أَخِينُوعَمُ ٱلْيَزْرَعِيلِيَّةُ وَأَبِيجَايِلُ ٱمْرَأَةُ نَابَالَ ٱلْكَرْمَلِيَّةُ. ٣ 3
David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, each man with his own household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelite woman, and Abigail the Carmelite woman, Nabal's wife.
فَأُخْبِرَ شَاوُلُ أَنَّ دَاوُدَ قَدْ هَرَبَ إِلَى جَتٍّ فَلَمْ يَعُدْ أَيْضًا يُفَتِّشُ عَلَيْهِ. ٤ 4
Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, so he looked for him no longer.
فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ لِأَخِيشَ: «إِنْ كُنْتُ قَدْ وَجَدْتُ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيْكَ، فَلْيُعْطُونِي مَكَانًا فِي إِحْدَى قُرَى ٱلْحَقْلِ فَأَسْكُنَ هُنَاكَ. وَلِمَاذَا يَسْكُنُ عَبْدُكَ فِي مَدِينَةِ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ مَعَكَ؟» ٥ 5
David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, that I may live there. Why should your servant live in the royal city with you?”
فَأَعْطَاهُ أَخِيشُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ صِقْلَغَ. لِذَلِكَ صَارَتْ صِقْلَغُ لِمُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٦ 6
So that day Achish gave him Ziklag; that is why Ziklag belongs to the kings of Judah to this very day.
وَكَانَ عَدَدُ ٱلْأَيَّامِ ٱلَّتِي سَكَنَ فِيهَا دَاوُدُ فِي بِلَادِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ سَنَةً وَأَرْبَعَةَ أَشْهُرٍ. ٧ 7
The number of days that David lived in the land of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
وَصَعِدَ دَاوُدُ وَرِجَالُهُ وَغَزَوْا ٱلْجَشُورِيِّينَ وَٱلْجَرِزِّيِّينَ وَٱلْعَمَالِقَةَ، لِأَنَّ هَؤُلَاءِ مِنْ قَدِيمٍ سُكَّانُ ٱلْأَرْضِ مِنْ عِنْدِ شُورٍ إِلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ. ٨ 8
David and his men attacked various places, making raids on the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for those nations were the inhabitants of the land, as you go to Shur, as far as the land of Egypt. They had been living there in the land from ancient times.
وَضَرَبَ دَاوُدُ ٱلْأَرْضَ، وَلَمْ يَسْتَبْقِ رَجُلًا وَلَا ٱمْرَأَةً، وَأَخَذَ غَنَمًا وَبَقَرًا وَحَمِيرًا وَجِمَالًا وَثِيَابًا وَرَجَعَ وَجَاءَ إِلَى أَخِيشَ. ٩ 9
David attacked the land and saved neither man nor woman alive; he took away the sheep, the oxen, the donkeys, the camels, and the clothing; he would return and come again to Achish.
فَقَالَ أَخِيشُ: «إِذًا لَمْ تَغْزُوا ٱلْيَوْمَ». فَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: «بَلَى. عَلَى جَنُوبِيِّ يَهُوذَا، وَجَنُوبِيِّ ٱلْيَرْحَمِئِيلِيِّينَ، وَجَنُوبِيِّ ٱلْقِينِيِّينَ». ١٠ 10
Achish would say, “Against whom have you made a raid today?” David would answer, “Against the south of Judah,” or “Against the south of the Jerahmeelites,” or “Against the south of the Kenites.”
فَلَمْ يَسْتَبْقِ دَاوُدُ رَجُلًا وَلَا ٱمْرَأَةً حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ إِلَى جَتٍّ، إِذْ قَالَ: «لِئَّلَا يُخْبِرُوا عَنَّا قَائِلِينَ: هَكَذَا فَعَلَ دَاوُدُ». وَهَكَذَا عَادَتُهُ كُلَّ أَيَّامِ إِقَامَتِهِ فِي بِلَادِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. ١١ 11
David would keep neither man nor woman alive to bring them to Gath, saying, “So that they cannot say about us, 'David did such and such.'” This was what he did all the while he was living in the country of the Philistines.
فَصَدَّقَ أَخِيشُ دَاوُدَ قَائِلًا: «قَدْ صَارَ مَكْرُوهًا لَدَى شَعْبِهِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، فَيَكُونُ لِي عَبْدًا إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ». ١٢ 12
Achish believed David, saying, “He has made his people Israel utterly abhor him; he will therefore be my servant forever.”