16 “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint(A) him ruler(B) over my people Israel; he will deliver(C) them from the hand of the Philistines.(D) I have looked on my people, for their cry(E) has reached me.”

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He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed,(A) or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.”

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But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed(A) and be guiltless?(B)

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11 But the Lord forbid that I should lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed. Now get the spear and water jug that are near his head, and let’s go.”

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14 David asked him, “Why weren’t you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?(A)

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21 Then Abishai(A) son of Zeruiah said, “Shouldn’t Shimei be put to death for this? He cursed(B) the Lord’s anointed.”(C)

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15 “Do not touch(A) my anointed ones;
    do my prophets(B) no harm.”

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