1 Samuel 26:18
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New International Version
And he added, "Why is my lord pursuing his servant? What have I done, and what wrong am I guilty of?

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?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Art not thou a valiant man? - This is a strong irony. Ye are worthy to die; ye are sons of death - ye deserve death for this neglect of your king. And had not Saul been so deeply affected with David's generosity in preserving his life, he had doubtless put Abner and his chief officers to death; though they were not to blame, as their apparent neglect was the effect of a supernatural sleep.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore

1 Samuel 24:9,11-14 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt...

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul.

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

what have I

1 Samuel 17:29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

John 8:46 Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

John 18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smite you me?

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Love and Remorse
'And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Xer, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him. 6. Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee. 7. So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:9
He said to Saul, "Why do you listen when men say, 'David is bent on harming you'?

1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.

Psalm 119:161
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.

Jeremiah 37:18
Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, "What crime have I committed against you or your attendants or this people, that you have put me in prison?

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