1 Samuel 20:26
Good News Translation
but Saul said nothing that day, because he thought, "Something has happened to him, and he is not ritually pure."

Contemporary English Version
Saul didn't say anything that day, because he was thinking, "Something must have happened to make David unfit to be at the Festival. Yes, something must have happened."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul said nothing that day, for he thought it might have happened to him, that he was not clean, nor purified.

New American Bible
Saul, however, said nothing that day, for he thought, “He must have become unclean by accident.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Saul said nothing that day, for he thought it might have happened to him, that he was not clean, nor purified.

he is not clean

Leviticus 7:21 And he that hath touched the uncleanness of man, or of beast, or of any thing that can defile, and shall eat of such kind of flesh: shall be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 11:24,27,31,40 And whosoever shall touch the carcasses of them, shall be defiled: and shall be unclean until the evening: . . .

Leviticus 15:5,16,17,19-21 If any man touch his bed, he shall wash his clothes and being washed with water, he shall be unclean until the evening. . . .

Numbers 19:16 If any man in the field touch the corpse of a man that was slain, or that died of himself, or his bone, or his grave, he shall be unclean seven days.

Context
Jonathan and David Renew Their Covenant
25And when the king sat down upon his chair, (according to custom) which was beside the wall, Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place appeared empty. 26And Saul said nothing that day, for he thought it might have happened to him, that he was not clean, nor purified.27And when the second day after the new moon was come, David's place appeared empty again. And Saul said to Jonathan, his son: Why cometh not the son of Isai to meat neither yesterday, nor to day?…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:20
If any one that is defiled shall eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which is offered to the Lord, he shall be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 7:21
And he that hath touched the uncleanness of man, or of beast, or of any thing that can defile, and shall eat of such kind of flesh: shall be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 15:5
If any man touch his bed, he shall wash his clothes and being washed with water, he shall be unclean until the evening.

1 Samuel 16:5
And he said: It is peaceable: I am come to offer sacrifice to the Lord, be ye sanctified, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Isai and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

1 Samuel 20:27
And when the second day after the new moon was come, David's place appeared empty again. And Saul said to Jonathan, his son: Why cometh not the son of Isai to meat neither yesterday, nor to day?

Additional Translations
Saul said nothing that day because he thought, “Something has happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean—surely he is unclean.”Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something has befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Nevertheless Saul spake not anything that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

And Saul said nothing on that day, for he said, It seems to have fallen out that he is not clean, because he has not purified himself.

And Saul said nothing that day; for he thought, Something has befallen [him], that he is not clean: surely he is not clean.

Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Nevertheless Saul didn't say anything that day: for he thought, "Something has happened to him. He is not clean. Surely he is not clean."

And Saul hath not spoken anything on that day, for he said, 'It is an accident; he is not clean -- surely not clean.'
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