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Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.
The second time
1 Samuel 26:23
And let, Yahweh, give back to each man, his righteousness, and his faithfulness, - in that Yahweh delivered thee, to-day, into my hand, but I would not thrust forth my hand against the Anointed of Yahweh.
1 Samuel 23:14
Then David abode in the wilderness, in the fortresses, and he abode in the hill country, in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him continually, but God delivered him not into his hand.
1 Samuel 24:4
So David's men said unto him - Lo! the day of which Yahweh said unto thee - Lo! I am about to deliver up thine enemy, into thy hand: therefore shall thou do unto him, as shall be good in thine eyes. And David arose, and cut off the corner of the robe which belonged to Saul, by stealth.
And Yahweh gave them rest round about, according to all that he had sworn unto their fathers, - and there stood not a man before them, of all their enemies; all their enemies, did Yahweh deliver into their hand.
And Judah went up, and Yahweh delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand, - and they smote them in Bezek, ten thousand men.
1 Samuel 24:18
Thou, then, hast told to-day, how thou hast dealt with me, for good, - how, when Yahweh had surrendered me into thy hand, thou didst not slay me.
Oh! how would one, have chased, a thousand! And, two, put, ten thousand to flight, - Were it not that their Rock had sold them, And, Yahweh, had abandoned them;
And hast not shut me up in the hand of the foe, Thou hast given standing, in a roomy place, unto my feet.
For God hath shut up all together, in a refusal to yield, in order that, upon all, he may bestow mercy.
The second time
What can ye devise against Yahweh? A full end, is he making, - Distress, shall not rise up twice:
Deliver thou such as are being led forth to death, and, them who are tottering to slaughter, oh that thou wouldst hold back!