1 Samuel 26:21
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Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Come back, David my son. Because you considered my life precious today, I will not try to harm you again. Surely I have acted like a fool and have been terribly wrong."

King James Bible
Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said, I have sinned: return, my son David; for I will no more do thee harm, because my life was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have acted foolishly, and have erred exceedingly.

World English Bible
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 played the fool, and have erred exceedingly."

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul saith, 'I have sinned; turn back, my son David, for I do evil to thee no more, because that my soul hath been precious in thine eyes this day; lo, I have acted foolishly, and do err very greatly.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have sinned - Perhaps the word חטאתי chatathi, "I have sinned," should be read, I have erred, or, have been mistaken. I have taken thee to be a very different man from what I find thee to be. Taken literally it was strictly true. He often purposed the spilling of David's blood; and thus, again and again, sinned against his life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have sinned

1 Samuel 15:24,30 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and your words...

1 Samuel 24:17 And he said to David, You are more righteous than I: for you have rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded you evil.

Exodus 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous...

Numbers 22:34 And Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that you stood in the way against me: now therefore...

Matthew 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

I will no

1 Samuel 27:4 And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

my soul

1 Samuel 26:24 And, behold, as your life was much set by this day in my eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD...

1 Samuel 18:30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth...

Psalm 49:8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

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Love and Remorse
'And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Xer, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him. 6. Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee. 7. So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Exodus 9:27
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said to them. "The LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.

1 Samuel 15:24
Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned. I violated the LORD's command and your instructions. I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them.

1 Samuel 15:30
Saul replied, "I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God."

1 Samuel 24:17
"You are more righteous than I," he said. "You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly.

1 Samuel 26:22
"Here is the king's spear," David answered. "Let one of your young men come over and get it.

Psalm 72:14
He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.

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