1 Samuel 30:13

Overview - 1 Samuel 30
The Amalekites spoil Ziklag.
David asking counsel, is encouraged by God to pursue them.
11 By the means of a revived Egyptian he is brought to the enemies, and recovers all the spoil.
22 David's law to divide the spoil equally between them that fight and them that keep the stuff.
26 He sends presents to his friends.
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1 Samuel 30:13  (King James Version)
And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.

my master
Though they had booty enough, and this poor sick slave might have been carried on an ass or a camel, yet they inhumanely left him to perish; but, in the righteous providence of God, this cruelty was the occasion of their destruction; whilst David's kindness to a perishing stranger and slave was the means of his success, and proved the truest policy.
Job 31:13-15 ; Proverbs 12:10 ; James 2:13