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Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:20 Tell it not. Gath and Askelon were two of the leading cities of the Philistines. Despite David’s adjuration, the news of Saul’s death was being widely published in Philistia (I Samuel 31:8-10).

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