1 Samuel 24:17 {18}
Good News Translation
Then he said to David, "You are right, and I am wrong. You have been so good to me, while I have done such wrong to you!

Contemporary English Version
and said: David, you're a better person than I am. You treated me with kindness, even though I've been cruel to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to David: Thou art more just than I: for thou hast done good to me, and I have rewarded thee with evil.

New American Bible
Saul then admitted to David: “You are more in the right than I am. You have treated me graciously, while I have treated you badly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said to David: Thou art more just than I: for thou hast done good to me, and I have rewarded thee with evil.

Thou art

1 Samuel 26:21 And Saul said: I have sinned; return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm, because my life hath been precious in thy eyes this day: for it appeareth that I have done foolishly, and have been ignorant in very many things.

Genesis 38:26 But he acknowledging the gifts, said: She is juster than I: because I did not give her to Sela, my son. However he knew her no more.

Exodus 9:27 And Pharao sent and called Moses and Aaron, saying to them: I have sinned this time also, the Lord is just: I and my people, are wicked.

Psalm 37:6 And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Matthew 27:4 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it.

thou hast

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you:

Romans 12:20,21 But if the enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. . . .

Context
David's Oath to Saul
16And when David had made an end of speaking these words to Saul, Saul said: Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept: 17And he said to David: Thou art more just than I: for thou hast done good to me, and I have rewarded thee with evil.18And thou hast shewed this day what good things thou hast done to me: how the Lord delivered me into thy hand, and thou hast not killed me.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you:

Genesis 38:26
But he acknowledging the gifts, said: She is juster than I: because I did not give her to Sela, my son. However he knew her no more.

1 Samuel 26:21
And Saul said: I have sinned; return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm, because my life hath been precious in thy eyes this day: for it appeareth that I have done foolishly, and have been ignorant in very many things.

Additional Translations
and said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have rewarded me with good, though I have rewarded you with evil.And he said to David, You are more righteous than I: for you have rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded you evil.

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rendered unto me good, whereas I have rendered unto thee evil.

And Saul said to David, Thou art more righteous that I, for thou hast recompensed me good, but I have recompensed thee evil.

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rendered unto me good, whereas I have rendered unto thee evil.

And he said to David, thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded thee with evil.

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.

And he saith unto David, 'More righteous thou art than I; for thou hast done me good, and I have done thee evil;
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