The Holy Bible - The First Book of Samuel, Chapter 27 (Latin)
1And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.
2And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
3And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife.
4And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.
5And David said unto Achish, If I have now found grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell in the royal city with thee?
6Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day.
7And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
8And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.
9And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
10And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
11And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so will be his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines.
12And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.
1et ait David in corde suo aliquando incidam in uno die in manu Saul nonne melius est ut fugiam et salver in terra Philisthinorum ut desperet Saul cessetque me quaerere in cunctis finibus Israhel fugiam ergo manus eius
2et surrexit David et abiit ipse et sescenti viri cum eo ad Achis filium Mahoc regem Geth
3et habitavit David cum Achis in Geth ipse et viri eius vir et domus eius David et duae uxores eius Ahinoem Iezrahelites et Abigail uxor Nabal Carmeli
4et nuntiatum est Saul quod fugisset David in Geth et non addidit ultra ut quaereret eum
5dixit autem David ad Achis si inveni gratiam in oculis tuis detur mihi locus in una urbium regionis huius ut habitem ibi cur enim manet servus tuus in civitate regis tecum
6dedit itaque ei Achis in die illa Siceleg propter quam causam facta est Siceleg regum Iuda usque in diem hanc
7fuit autem numerus dierum quibus habitavit David in regione Philisthinorum quattuor mensuum
8et ascendit David et viri eius et agebant praedas de Gesuri et de Gedri et de Amalechitis hii enim pagi habitabantur in terra antiquitus euntibus Sur usque ad terram Aegypti
9et percutiebat David omnem terram nec relinquebat viventem virum et mulierem tollensque oves et boves et asinos et camelos et vestes revertebatur et veniebat ad Achis
10dicebat autem ei Achis in quem inruisti hodie respondebatque David contra meridiem Iudae et contra meridiem Hiramel et contra meridiem Ceni
11virum et mulierem non vivificabat David nec adducebat in Geth dicens ne forte loquantur adversum nos haec fecit David et hoc erat decretum illi omnibus diebus quibus habitavit in regione Philisthinorum
12credidit ergo Achis David dicens multa mala operatus est contra populum suum Israhel erit igitur mihi servus sempiternus