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 1 Samuel 21:1 - 9
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David went to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech trembled when he met him, and asked, "Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?"
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David answered Ahimelech the priest, "The king charged me with a certain matter and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about your mission and your instructions.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find."
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the priest answered David, "I don't have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here - provided the men have kept themselves from women."
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David replied, "Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever F75 I set out. The men's things F76 are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!"
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the LORD and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away.
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now one of Saul's servants was there that day, detained before the LORD; he was Doeg the Edomite, Saul's head shepherd.
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David asked Ahimelech, "Don't you have a spear or a sword here? I haven't brought my sword or any other weapon, because the king's business was urgent."
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The priest replied, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no sword here but that one." David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F75 Or from us in the past few days since
F76 Or bodies

 
 

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