May the LORD be our judge1 and decide2 between us. May he consider my cause and uphold3 it; may he vindicate4 me by delivering5 me from your hand."
When David finished saying this, Saul asked, "Is that your voice,6 David my son?" And he wept aloud.
"You are more righteous than I,"7 he said. "You have treated me well,8 but I have treated you badly.918
You have just now told me of the good you did to me; the LORD delivered10 me into your hands, but you did not kill me.
When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the LORD reward11 you well for the way you treated me today.
I know that you will surely be king12 and that the kingdom13 of Israel will be established in your hands.
Now swear14 to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father's family.15"
So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.16