When the other Philistine lords saw David and his men among the ranks of Achish’s forces, they were all, Why are those Hebrews here? Isn’t that David, famous for killing Philistines?
Achish was all, Yeah, but he’s been with me for over a year now and he’s been nothing but loyal.
The other Philistine lords were all, We don’t care. We don’t trust him. He can’t fight with us. Send him back to whatever city you gave him.
So Achish called David and was all, David, my boy, I’m sorry. Even though I think you should march out with me, the other Philistine lords don’t agree. So please go. Return to Ziklag and sit this one out.