And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine
Or "magnified" F25; and made great account of, as being the life of the king of Israel, and the Lord's anointed, and so spared:
so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the Lord;
he does not say in the eyes of Saul, as it should have been by way of retaliation, and as it might have been expected he would have said; but he had no dependence on Saul, nor expected justice to be done him by him; but he prays that his life might be precious in the sight of Lord, and taken care of, and protected by him, as he believed it would:
and let him deliver me out of all tribulation;
for as yet he did not think himself quite out of it, notwithstanding all that Saul had said, but believed the Lord would deliver him in due time; from him alone he looked for it, and on him he depended.
F25 (hldg) "magnificata est", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus.