1 Samuel 24 ©
David in a cave at En-gedi cutteth off Saul's skirt, but spareth his life: he urgeth this as a proof of his innocency. Saul acknowledgeth his fault, taketh an oath of David, and departeth.
And the men of David said unto him, fBehold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of 2Saul's robe *privily.
David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.
Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and lsome *bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD's anointed.
Moreover, mmy father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that nthere is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou ohuntest my soul to take it.
And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: *forasmuch as when the LORD had 5delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.