New American Standard Bible
He also said, "Why then is my lord pursuing his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?
King James Bible
And he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in mine hand?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?
World English Bible
He said, "Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Why is this -- my lord is pursuing after his servant? for what have I done, and what is in my hand evil?
1 Samuel 26:18 Parallel
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 24:9
David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'?
1 Samuel 24:11
"Now, my father, see! Indeed, see the edge of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the edge of your robe and did not kill you, know and perceive that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands, and I have not sinned against you, though you are lying in wait for my life to take it.
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
Moreover Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, "In what way have I sinned against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison?
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