Lo, this day your eyes have seen how the LORD gave you today into my hand in the cave; and some bade me kill you, but I spared you. I said, `I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is the LORD'S anointed.'
See, my father, see the skirt of your robe in my hand; for by the fact that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and did not kill you, you may know and see that there is no wrong or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, though you hunt my life to take it.
May the LORD judge between me and you, may the LORD avenge me upon you; but my hand shall not be against you.
As the proverb of the ancients says, `Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness'; but my hand shall not be against you.
After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea!
May the LORD therefore be judge, and give sentence between me and you, and see to it, and plead my cause, and deliver me from your hand."