1 Samuel 24:18

18 You yourself have told me today what good you did for me: when the Lord handed me over to you, you didn't kill me.

1 Samuel 24:18 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 24:18

And thou hast showed this day how that thou hast dealt well
with me
The cutting off of the skirt of his robe only, when his life was in his hand, was a clear proof and full demonstration of his dealing well with him, and might sufficiently convince him he had no ill design upon him: forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou
killedst me not;
this was a plain proof and evidence of his kindness to him, which he owns, and also the providence of God in this affair, which had delivered him into the hands of David; by which he might see the Lord was for David, and against him, and might have deterred him from seeking David's hurt hereafter; but it did not.

1 Samuel 24:18 In-Context

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.
18 You yourself have told me today what good you did for me: when the Lord handed me over to you, you didn't kill me.
19 When a man finds his enemy, does he let him go unharmed?May the Lord repay you with good for what you've done for me today.
20 "Now I know for certain you will be king, and the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hand.