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1 Samuel 24

TMBA 1 And it came to pass, when Saul had returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, "Behold, David is in the Wilderness of Engedi." NIV 1 After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.” TMBA 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon 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. TMBA 3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself, and David and his men remained in the recesses 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. TMBA 4 And the men of David said unto him, "Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, `Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee.'" Then David arose and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. 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. TMBA 5 And it came to pass afterward that David's heart smote him because he had cut off Saul's skirt. NIV 5 Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe. TMBA 6 And he said unto his men, "The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD." 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.” TMBA 7 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of 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. TMBA 8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave and cried after Saul, saying, "My lord the king." And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth and bowed himself. 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. TMBA 9 And David said to Saul, "Why hearest thou men's words, saying, `Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?' NIV 9 He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is bent on harming you’? TMBA 10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee today into mine hand in the cave, and some bade me kill thee. But mine eye spared thee, and I said, `I will not put forth mine hand against my lord, for 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.’ TMBA 11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it. 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. TMBA 12 The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee; but mine hand shall not be upon thee. 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. TMBA 13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, `Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked.' But mine hand shall not be upon thee. NIV 13 As the old saying goes, ‘From evildoers come evil deeds,’ so my hand will not touch you. TMBA 14 After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea! NIV 14 “Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea? TMBA 15 The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee; and see and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand." 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.” TMBA 16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, "Is this thy voice, my son David?" And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. NIV 16 When David finished saying this, Saul asked, “Is that your voice, David my son?” And he wept aloud. TMBA 17 And he said to David, "Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. NIV 17 “You are more righteous than I,” he said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly. TMBA 18 And thou hast shown this day how thou hast dealt well with me; forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killed me not. 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. TMBA 19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? Therefore the LORD reward thee good for what thou hast done unto me this day. 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. TMBA 20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand. NIV 20 I know that you will surely be king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands. TMBA 21 Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house." 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.” TMBA 22 And David swore unto Saul. And Saul went home, but David and his men got themselves up unto the stronghold. 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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