1 Samuel 24:12
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New International Version
May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.

King James Bible
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah judge between me and thee, and Jehovah avenge me of thee; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

World English Bible
May Yahweh judge between me and you, and may Yahweh avenge me of you; but my hand shall not be on you.

Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah doth judge between me and thee, and Jehovah hath avenged me of thee, and my hand is not on thee;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord judge between me and thee - Appeals of this kind to God are the common refuge of the poor and oppressed people. So also among the Hindoos: God will judge between us. Mother Kalee will judge. Sometimes this springs from a consciousness of innocence, and sometimes from a desire of revenge.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lord judge

1 Samuel 26:10,23 David said furthermore, As the LORD lives, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle...

Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on you: I have given my maid into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived...

Judges 11:27 Why I have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me...

Job 5:8 I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:

Psalm 7:8,9 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me...

Psalm 35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously:

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true...

but mine hand

1 Samuel 26:11 The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed: but, I pray you...

Library
Love for Hate, the True Quid Pro Quo
'And the men of David said unto him, Behold 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 Saul's robe privily. 5. And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had out off Saul's skirt. 6. And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Exile --Continued.
We have one psalm which the title connects with the beginning of David's stay at Adullam,--the thirty-fourth. The supposition that it dates from that period throws great force into many parts of it, and gives a unity to what is else apparently fragmentary and disconnected. Unlike those already considered, which were pure soliloquies, this is full of exhortation and counsel, as would naturally be the case if it were written when friends and followers began to gather to his standard. It reads like
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Genesis 16:5
Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the LORD judge between you and me."

Genesis 31:53
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.

Judges 11:27
I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the LORD, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites."

1 Samuel 24:15
May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand."

1 Samuel 26:10
As surely as the LORD lives," he said, "the LORD himself will strike him, or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish.

1 Samuel 26:11
But the LORD forbid that I should lay a hand on the LORD's anointed. Now get the spear and water jug that are near his head, and let's go."

1 Samuel 26:23
The LORD rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The LORD delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the LORD's anointed.

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