1 Samuel 13:6; 1 Samuel 22:1; 1 Samuel 24:3; 1 Samuel 24:7-8; 1 Samuel 24:10
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait , (for the people were distressed ,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.
David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.
And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
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.
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.
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.