* Make this fellow.
The princes reasoned wisely, according to the common practice
of mankind; and it was well for David that they were such good
politicians: it was ordered by a gracious Providence that
they refused to let David go with them to this battle, in
which he must have been either an enemy to his country, or
false to his friends and to his trust. Had he fought for the
Philistines, he would have fought against God and his country;
and had he in the battle gone over to the Israelites, he would
have deceived and become a traitor to the hospitable Achish.
God therefore delivered him from such disgrace; and by the
same kind Providence he was sent back to rescue his wives, and
the wives and children of his people, from captivity.
14:21 1Ch 12:19 Lu 16:8