1 Samuel 24:15

15 May the Lord be judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver[a] me from you."

1 Samuel 24:15 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 24:15

The Lord therefore be Judge, and judge between me and thee,
&c.] Signifying he did not desire to be judge in his own cause, but leave it with God to determine it for him in his providence: and see, and plead my cause;
look with pity upon him, take his cause in his hand, plead it, and do him justice: and deliver me out of thine hand:
which was a prayer of faith, believing he would do it in due time, see ( Psalms 7:6 Psalms 7:8-11 ) .

1 Samuel 24:15 In-Context

13 As the old proverb says, 'Wickedness comes from wicked people.' My hand will never be against you.
14 Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?
15 May the Lord be judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from you."
16 When David finished saying these things to him, Saul replied, "Is that your voice, David my son?" Then Saul wept aloud
17 and said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have done what is good to me though I have done what is evil to you.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit render a verdict for