12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
12 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.
12 May the Lord judge between me and you, may the Lord avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you.
12 Let's decide which of us is in the right. God may avenge me, but it is in his hands, not mine.
12 Let the Lord judge between you and me, and let the Lord avenge me on you. But my hand shall not be against you.
12 "May the Lord judge between us. Perhaps the Lord will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:12
Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:8-15
(Read 1 Samuel 24:8-15)
David was falsely charged with seeking Saul's hurt; he shows Saul that God's providence had given him opportunity to do it. And it was upon a good principle that he refused to do it. He declares his fixed resolution never to be his own avenger. If men wrong us, God will right us, at farthest, in the judgment of the great day.