1 Samuel 24:8

8 Then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul, “My lord the king!” When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.

Read 1 Samuel 24:8 Using Other Translations

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.
Afterward David also arose and went out of the cave, and called after Saul, "My lord the king!" And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth and paid homage.
David came out and shouted after him, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked around, David bowed low before him.

What does 1 Samuel 24:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 24:8

David also arose afterward
After Saul was gone: and went out of the cave;
where he had been all the time that Saul had been in it: and cried after Saul:
with a loud voice: my lord the king; by which titles Saul would know that he was called unto: and when Saul looked behind him;
to see who it was that called unto him: David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself:
giving reverence and honour to him as a king; (See Gill on 1 Samuel 20:41).

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