1 Samuel 24

And it came to pass, awhen Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi. 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, band went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats. 3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to ccover his feet: and dDavid and his men remained in the sides of the cave. 4 eAnd the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. 5 And it came to pass afterward, that fDavid's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt. 6 And he said unto his men, gThe LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD. 7 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way. 8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

9 And David said to Saul, hWherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt? 10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD'S anointed. 11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither ievil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou jhuntest my soul to take it. 12 kThe LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee. 13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee. 14 After whom is the nking of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? mafter a dead dog, after la flea. 15 The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and osee, and pplead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, qIs this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept. 17 And he said to David, Thou art rmore righteous than I: for sthou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. 18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not. 19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day. 20 And now, behold, tI know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand. 21 Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house. 22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

1 Samuel 25

Cross Ref
1 a 1 Sam 23:28
2 b Psa 38:12
3 c Jdg 3:24
 d Psa 57:1
4 e 1 Sam 26:8
5 f 2 Sam 24:10
6 g 1 Sam 26:11
2 Sam 1:14
Job 31:29-30
9 h Pro 17:9
Pro 16:28
Psa 141:6
11 i Psa 7:3
Psa 35:7
 j 1 Sam 26:20
12 k Gen 16:5
Jdg 11:27
14 l 1 Sam 26:20
 m 2 Sam 9:8
1 Sam 17:43
 n Pro 5:23
15 o 2 Chr 24:22
 p Psa 35:1
Psa 43:1
Mic 7:9
16 q 1 Sam 26:17
17 r Gen 38:26
Exo 9:27
 s Mat 5:44
20 t 1 Sam 23:17
2 Sam 3:17
Mat 2:3-6
Mat 2:13
Mat 2:16