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1 Samuel 24

CEB 1 Even as Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was informed that David was in the En-gedi wilderness. NIV 1 After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.” CEB 2 So Saul took three thousand men selected from all Israel and went to look for David and his soldiers near the rocks of the wild goats. NIV 2 So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats. CEB 3 He came to the sheep pens beside the road where there was a cave. Saul went into the cave to use the restroom. Meanwhile, David and his soldiers were sitting in the very back of the cave. NIV 3 He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave. CEB 4 David's soldiers said to him, "This is the day the LORD spoke of when he promised you, ‘I will hand your enemy over to you, and you can do to him whatever you think best.'" So David snuck up and cut off a corner of Saul's robe. NIV 4 The men said, “This is the day the LORD spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.’ ” Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. CEB 5 But immediately David felt horrible that he had cut off a corner of Saul's robe. NIV 5 Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe. CEB 6 "The LORD forbid," he told his men, "that I should do something like that to my master, the LORD's anointed, or lift my hand against him, because he's the LORD's anointed!" NIV 6 He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the LORD’s anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the LORD.” CEB 7 So David held his soldiers in check by what he said, and he wouldn't allow them to attack Saul. Saul then left the cave and went on his way. NIV 7 With these words David sharply rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way. CEB 8 Then David also went out of the cave and yelled after Saul, "My master the king!" Saul looked back, and David bowed low out of respect, nose to the ground. NIV 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. CEB 9 David said to Saul, "Why do you listen when people say, ‘David wants to ruin you'? NIV 9 He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is bent on harming you’? CEB 10 Look! Today your own eyes have seen that the LORD handed you over to me in the cave. But I refused to kill you. I spared you, saying, ‘I won't lift a hand against my master because he is the LORD's anointed.' NIV 10 This day you have seen with your own eyes how the LORD delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the LORD’s anointed.’ CEB 11 Look here, my protector! See the corner of your robe in my hand? I cut off the corner of your robe but didn't kill you. So know now that I am not guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I haven't wronged you, but you are hunting me down, trying to kill me. NIV 11 See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life. CEB 12 May the LORD judge between me and you! May the LORD take vengeance on you for me, but I won't lift a hand against you. NIV 12 May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you. CEB 13 As the old proverb goes, ‘Evil deeds come from evildoers!' but I won't lift a hand against you. NIV 13 As the old saying goes, ‘From evildoers come evil deeds,’ so my hand will not touch you. CEB 14 So who is Israel's king coming after? Who are you chasing? A dead dog? A single flea? NIV 14 “Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea? CEB 15 May the LORD be the judge and decide between you and me. May he see what has happened, argue my case, and vindicate me against you!" NIV 15 May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.” CEB 16 As soon as David finished saying all this to Saul, Saul said, "David, my son, is that your voice?" Then he broke down in tears, NIV 16 When David finished saying this, Saul asked, “Is that your voice, David my son?” And he wept aloud. CEB 17 telling David, "You are more righteous than I am because you have treated me generously, but I have treated you terribly. NIV 17 “You are more righteous than I,” he said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly. CEB 18 Today you've told me the good you have done for me—how the LORD handed me over to you, but how you didn't kill me. NIV 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. CEB 19 When someone finds an enemy, do they send the enemy away in peace? May the LORD repay you with good for what you have done for me today. NIV 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. CEB 20 Now even I know that you will definitely become king, and Israel's kingdom will flourish in your hands. NIV 20 I know that you will surely be king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands. CEB 21 Because of that, make a solemn pledge to me by the LORD that you won't kill off my descendants after I'm gone and that you won't destroy my name from my family lineage." NIV 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.” CEB 22 David made a solemn pledge to Saul. Then Saul went back home, but David and his soldiers went up to the fortress. NIV 22 So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

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