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Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
24:6 the anointed of the LORD. See also I Samuel 26:9,11,23; II Samuel 1:14; Psalm 105:15. From such verses has come the oft-used modern warning to “touch not the Lord’s anointed.” Whether this warning not to slay God’s specially anointed king can legitimately be applied to questioning a modern pastor is at least debatable.
24:11 my father. David was here reminding Saul that he was actually his own son-in-law. Saul then called David “my son David” (I Samuel 24:16).