English Standard Version
He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil.
King James Bible
And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
American Standard Version
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 just than I: for thou hast done good to me, and I have rewarded thee with evil.
English Revised Version
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
To confirm what he said, he then showed him the lappet of his coat which he had cut off, and said, "My father, see." In these words there is an expression of the childlike reverence and affection which David cherished towards the anointed of the Lord. "For that I cut off the lappet and did not kill thee, learn and see (from this) that (there is) not evil in my hand (i.e., that I do not go about for the purpose of injury and crime), and that I have not sinned against thee, as thou nevertheless layest wait for my soul to destroy it."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Then Judah identified them and said, "She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not know her again.
1 Samuel 26:21
Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will no more do you harm, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Behold, I have acted foolishly, and have made a great mistake."
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