15 Then he said to the people, “Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain(A) from sexual relations.”

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But the priest answered David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread(A) on hand; however, there is some consecrated(B) bread here—provided the men have kept(C) themselves from women.”

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David replied, “Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual(A) whenever[a] I set out. The men’s bodies are holy(B) even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 21:5 Or from us in the past few days since

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