1 Samuel 24:5
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New Living Translation
But then David's conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul's robe.

King James Bible
And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass afterwards that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

World English Bible
It happened afterward, that David's heart struck him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass afterwards that the heart of David smiteth him, because that he hath cut off the skirt which is on Saul,

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 24:10
But after he had taken the census, David's conscience began to bother him. And he said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt, LORD, for doing this foolish thing."

2 Kings 22:19
You were sorry and humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I said against this city and its people--that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the LORD.

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