1 Samuel 24:7

7 With these words David sharply rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way.

Read 1 Samuel 24:7 Using Other Translations

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.
So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.
So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul. After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way,

What does 1 Samuel 24:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 24:7

So David stayed his servants with these words
Or pacified them, as the Targum, and made them quiet and easy in that he had not slain him, and reconciled their minds to his conduct, and restrained them from laying hands on him, by observing to them, that he was the anointed of the Lord: and suffered them not to rise against Saul; to take away his life;
he not only argued with them, but laid his commands on them that they should not slay him: but Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on [his] way;
he rose from his sleep, and went out of the cave unhurt, and proceeded on in the way he came to the sheepcotes, and which led on further, ( 1 Samuel 24:3 ) .

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