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1 Samuel 21:4-6 Common English Bible (CEB)

“I don’t have any regular bread on hand,” the priest answered David, “just holy bread—but only if your troops have abstained from sexual activity.”

“Definitely,” David answered the priest. “Whenever I go out to war, women are off-limits; that’s our standard operating procedure. Even on regular missions, the men’s gear is[a] kept holy. That’s even more true today, with the mission holy along with the gear.”[b] So the priest gave David holy bread, because there was no other bread except the bread of the presence, which is removed from the Lord’s presence and replaced by warm bread as soon as it is taken away.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Samuel 21:5 MT; LXX all the men are
  2. 1 Samuel 21:5 Heb uncertain
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