1 Samuel 24:16-22

16 When David finished saying this, Saul asked, “Is that your voice, David my son?” And he wept aloud.
17 “You are more righteous than I,” he said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly.
18 You have just now told me about the good you did to me; the LORD delivered me into your hands, but you did not kill me.
19 When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the LORD reward you well for the way you treated me today.
20 I know that you will surely be king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands.
21 Now swear to me by the LORD that you will not kill off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father’s family.”
22 So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

Cross References 11

  • 1. 1 Samuel 26:17
  • 2. Genesis 38:26; 1 Samuel 26:21
  • 3. Matthew 5:44
  • 4. S Exodus 9:27
  • 5. 1 Samuel 26:23
  • 6. S Ruth 2:12; S 2 Chronicles 15:7
  • 7. S 1 Samuel 20:31; 1 Samuel 23:17
  • 8. S 1 Samuel 13:14
  • 9. Genesis 21:23; S Genesis 47:31; S 1 Samuel 18:3; 2 Samuel 21:1-9
  • 10. S 1 Samuel 20:14-15
  • 11. 1 Samuel 23:29
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