The Holy Bible - The First Book of Samuel, Chapter 24 (Latin)
1(24:2)And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
2(24:3)Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
3(24:4)And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
4(24:5)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(24:6)And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
6(24:7)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 him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.
7(24:8)So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
8(24:9)David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.
9(24:10)And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?
10(24:11)Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD's anointed.
11(24:12)Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
12(24:13)The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
13(24:14)As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
14(24:15)After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.
15(24:16)The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.
16(24:17)And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.
17(24:18)And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
18(24:19)And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.
19(24:20)For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.
20(24:21)And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.
21(24:22)Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.
22(24:23)And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.
2cumque reversus esset Saul postquam persecutus est Philistheos nuntiaverunt ei dicentes ecce David in deserto est Engaddi
3adsumens ergo Saul tria milia electorum virorum ex omni Israhel perrexit ad investigandum David et viros eius etiam super abruptissimas petras quae solis hibicibus perviae sunt
4et venit ad caulas quoque ovium quae se offerebant vianti eratque ibi spelunca quam ingressus est Saul ut purgaret ventrem porro David et viri eius in interiori parte speluncae latebant
5et dixerunt servi David ad eum ecce dies de qua locutus est Dominus ad te ego tradam tibi inimicum tuum ut facias ei sicut placuerit in oculis tuis surrexit ergo David et praecidit oram clamydis Saul silenter
6post haec percussit cor suum David eo quod abscidisset oram clamydis Saul
7dixitque ad viros suos propitius mihi sit Dominus ne faciam hanc rem domino meo christo Domini ut mittam manum meam in eum quoniam christus Domini est
8et confregit David viros suos sermonibus et non permisit eos ut consurgerent in Saul porro Saul exsurgens de spelunca pergebat coepto itinere
9surrexit autem et David post eum et egressus de spelunca clamavit post tergum Saul dicens domine mi rex et respexit Saul post se et inclinans se David pronus in terram adoravit
10dixitque ad Saul quare audis verba hominum loquentium David quaerit malum adversum te
11ecce hodie viderunt oculi tui quod tradiderit te Dominus in manu mea in spelunca et cogitavi ut occiderem te sed pepercit tibi oculus meus dixi enim non extendam manum meam in domino meo quia christus Domini est
12quin potius pater mi vide et cognosce oram clamydis tuae in manu mea quoniam cum praeciderem summitatem clamydis tuae nolui extendere manum meam in te animadverte et vide quoniam non est in manu mea malum neque iniquitas neque peccavi in te tu autem insidiaris animae meae ut auferas eam
13iudicet Dominus inter me et te et ulciscatur me Dominus ex te manus autem mea non sit in te
14sicut et in proverbio antiquo dicitur ab impiis egredietur impietas manus ergo mea non sit in te
15quem sequeris rex Israhel quem persequeris canem mortuum sequeris et pulicem unum
16sit Dominus iudex et iudicet inter me et te et videat et diiudicet causam meam et eruat me de manu tua
17cum autem conplesset David loquens sermones huiuscemodi ad Saul dixit Saul numquid vox haec tua est fili mi David et levavit Saul vocem suam et flevit
18dixitque ad David iustior tu es quam ego tu enim tribuisti mihi bona ego autem reddidi tibi mala
19et tu indicasti hodie quae feceris mihi bona quomodo tradiderit me Dominus in manu tua et non occideris me
20quis enim cum invenerit inimicum suum dimittet eum in via bona sed Dominus reddat tibi vicissitudinem hanc pro eo quod hodie operatus es in me
21et nunc quia scio quod certissime regnaturus sis et habiturus in manu tua regnum Israhel
22iura mihi in Domino ne deleas semen meum post me neque auferas nomen meum de domo patris mei
23et iuravit David Sauli abiit ergo Saul in domum suam et David et viri eius ascenderunt ad tutiora loca