1 Samuel 24:5

5 Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe.

Read 1 Samuel 24:5 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
And afterward David's heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul's robe.
But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe.

What does 1 Samuel 24:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 24:5

And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him,
&c.] His conscience accused him, and he repented of what he had done:

because he had cut off Saul's skirt;
which though less than what his servants put him upon, and he might have thoughts of doing, yet was considered by him as a great indignity to his sovereign, and therefore sat uneasy on his mind.

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