when the servants of my tent said, Oh that we had of his flesh! We would never be satisfied.
Then the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thy enemy into thy hand that thou may do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose and silently cut off the skirt of Saul's robe.
Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee today into my hand in the cave, and some bade me kill thee, but I forgave thee, and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD's anointed.
Then Abishai said to David, God has delivered thy enemy into thy hand today; now, therefore, let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear and pin him to the earth at once, and I will not need a second opportunity.
Then Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, said unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse, my lord the king? Let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this because he cursed the LORD's anointed?
Thou didst not give water to drink to the weary, and thou hast withheld bread from the hungry.
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it; let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
If they say, Come with us, let us lay in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without cause.
And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls.
Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, I will go now, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it; why should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered and the remnant in Judah perish?
Who hate the good, and love the evil, who steal their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?
And one of them smote the slave of the prince of the priests and cut off his right ear.