I Samuel 24 (asv)
24:8David 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 bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance. 24:9And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt? 24:10Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that Jehovah had delivered thee to-day into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee; but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is Jehovah's anointed.24:11Moreover, my 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 there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against thee, though thou huntest after my life to take it. 24:12Jehovah judge between me and thee, and Jehovah avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee. 24:13As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be upon thee. 24:14After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea. 24:15Jehovah therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thy hand.
24:16And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept. 24:17And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rendered unto me good, whereas I have rendered unto thee evil. 24:18And thou hast declared this day how that thou hast dealt well with me, forasmuch as when Jehovah had delivered me up into thy hand, thou killedst me not. 24:19For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that which thou hast done unto me this day. 24:20And now, behold, I know that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thy hand. 24:21Swear now therefore unto me by Jehovah, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house. 24:22And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the stronghold.