With these words David restrained his men, and he did not let them rise up against Saul. Then Saul left the cave and went on his way.
Cross References1 Samuel 24:6
So he said to his men, "The LORD forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the LORD's anointed. I will never lift my hand against him, since he is the LORD's anointed."
1 Samuel 24:8
After that, David got up, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed facedown in reverence
1 Samuel 26:9
But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?"
if I have rewarded my ally with evil, if I have plundered my foe without cause,
Chapter Outline1. David, in a cave at En Gedi, spares his life
8. He shows thereby his innocence,
16. Saul, acknowledging his fault, takes an oath of David, and departs.
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