New Living Translation
So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul. After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way,
King James Bible
So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
Darby Bible Translation
And David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
World English Bible
So David checked his men with these words, and didn't allow them to rise against Saul. Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
Young's Literal Translation
And David subdueth his men by words, and hath not permitted them to rise against Saul; and Saul hath risen from the cave, and goeth on the way;
1 Samuel 24:7 Parallel
Commentary1 Samuel 24:7 Parallel Commentaries
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book 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
1 Samuel 24:6
"The LORD knows I shouldn't have done that to my lord the king," he said to his men. "The LORD forbid that I should do this to my lord the king and attack the LORD's anointed one, for the LORD himself has chosen him."
1 Samuel 24:8
David came out and shouted after him, "My lord the king!" And when Saul looked around, David bowed low before him.
1 Samuel 26:9
"No!" David said. "Don't kill him. For who can remain innocent after attacking the LORD's anointed one?
if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause,
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