SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:30 Y él dijo: Yo he pecado; mas te ruego que me honres delante de los ancianos de mi pueblo, y delante de Israel; y vuelve conmigo para que adore al SEÑOR tu Dios.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 30. Then he said, I have sinned , etc.] So he had said before, ( Samuel 15:24) but his confession there was attended with an extenuation of his sin, pleading in excuse of it that it was through fear of the people, but here it is without any; and yet by what follows it appears to be not ingenuous and sincere, but hypocritical: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel ; with his company; since should he be slighted openly by the Lord, and by his prophet, he would fall into contempt both with the principal men, and with the common people; wherefore he seemed more concerned for the loss of honour and reputation with the people, than for his sin against God, which is always the case of hypocrites: and turn again with me, and worship the Lord thy God ; (see Gill on “ Samuel 15:25”).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 24-31 - There were several signs of hypocrisy in Saul's repentance. 1. He besought Samuel only, and seemed most anxious to stand right in his opinion, and to gain his favour. 2. He excuses his fault, even when confessing it; that is never the way of a true penitent. 3. All his care was to save his credit, and preserve his interest in the people Men are fickle and alter their minds, feeble and cannot effect their purposes; something happens they could not foresee, by which their measures are broken; but with God it is not so. The Strength of Israe will not lie.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 חטאתי 2398 עתה 6258 כבדני 3513 נא 4994 נגד 5048 זקני 2205 עמי 5971 ונגד 5048 ישׂראל 3478 ושׁוב 7725 עמי 5973 והשׁתחויתי 7812 ליהוה 3068 אלהיך׃ 430