New International Version
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe--
King James Bible
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
Darby Bible Translation
If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (indeed I have freed him that without cause oppressed me;)
World English Bible
if I have rewarded evil to him who was at peace with me (yes, if I have delivered him who without cause was my adversary),
Young's Literal Translation
If I have done my well-wisher evil, And draw mine adversary without cause,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yea, I have delivered him - When, in the course of thy providence, thou didst put his life in my hand in the cave, I contented myself with cutting off his skirt, merely to show him the danger he had been in, and the spirit of the man whom he accused of designs against his life; and yet even for this my heart smote me, because it appeared to be an indignity offered to him who was the Lord 's anointed. This fact, and my venturing my life frequently for his good and the safety of the state, sufficiently show the falsity of such accusations, and the innocence of my life.
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"I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy." --PSALM vii. 4. That is the noblest revenge, and in those moments David had intimate knowledge of the spirit of his Lord. "If thine enemy hunger, feed him!" Evil for good is devil-like. To receive a favour and to return a blow! To obtain the gift of language, and then to use one's speech to curse the giver! To use a sacred sword is unholy warfare! All this is devil-like. Evil for evil is beast-like. Yes, the dog bites back when it is …
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He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
1 Samuel 24:7
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.
1 Samuel 24:10
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.'
1 Samuel 26:9
But David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by invoking a curse against their life--
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.
My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.
See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.
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