Then Davidsaid to Ahimelech1the Hittite and to 2Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab'sbrother, saying, "Who3will godown with me to Saul in the camp ?" And Abishaisaid, "I will godown with you."
So David and Abishaicame to the people by night, and behold, Saullaysleeping inside the circle of the camp with his spearstuck in the ground at his head ; and Abner and the people were lyingaround him.
Then Abishaisaid to David, "TodayGod has delivered your enemy into your hand ; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spearato the ground with onestroke, and I will not bstrike him the secondtime."
But Davidsaid to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for 4who can stretch out his hand against the LORD'Sanointed and be withoutguilt ?"