1 Samuel 24:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe afterward, that Dauids heart smote him, because he had cut off Sauls skirt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It came about afterward that David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the edge of Saul's {robe.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And later, David was full of regret for cutting off Saul's skirt.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(24:6) And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Samuel 24

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    How great would it be for people of the world today to learn from David - not to repay evil with evil. We are reminded in 1 Peter 3: 9: "Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing"
  • Gary olsen
    david showed bravery and cunning stepping out of that cave. the words he chose made himself a hero before saul's army. to have him killed then would have brought saul much shame. there was nothing to stop saul from having his army kill david and his men. it would have been an easy kill because they had no way to escape. saul finally realized that david would be king.
  • Toni Overton
    "Many mourn for their sins, who do not truly repent of them; weep bitterly for them, yet continue in love and in league with them." When confronted with sins I've already repented, I CONSCIOUSLY stop, acknowledge God's presence
  • Lamide
    The mercy David attributed to Saul is as a result of God's infinite mercy upon us,God is always showing us mercy even when we do not deserve it....God's ways are totally different from man,but if God is with you,you'd know the right thing to do.
  • Joel
    God's ways are so deferent from man's ways, David spare Soul's life that was God
    Some times before doing something seem good to us, we need to hear from God, his council
    Always leads to victory and success. To God be the Glory
    Joel
  • Marie
    Saul was envious of David because the Lord chooses him

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