1 Samuel 21:4
Good News Translation
The priest said, "I don't have any ordinary bread, only sacred bread; you can have it if your men haven't had sexual relations recently."

Contemporary English Version
"The only bread I have is the sacred bread," the priest told David. "You can have it if your soldiers didn't sleep with women last night."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priest answered David, saying: I have no common bread at hand, but only holy bread, if the young men be clean, especially from women?

New American Bible
But the priest replied to David, “I have no ordinary bread on hand, only holy bread; if the men have abstained from women, you may eat some of that.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the priest answered David, saying: I have no common bread at hand, but only holy bread, if the young men be clean, especially from women?

hallowed bread

1 Samuel 21:6 The priest therefore gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there, but only the loaves of proposition, which had been taken away from before the face of the Lord, that hot loaves might be set up.

Exodus 25:30 And thou shalt set upon the table loaves of proposition in my sight always.

Leviticus 24:5-9 Thou shalt take also fine flour, and shalt bake twelve loaves thereof, two tenths shall be in every loaf. . . .

Matthew 12:3,4 But he said to them: Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him: . . .

if the young

Exodus 19:15 He said to them: Be ready against the third day, and come not near your wives.

Zechariah 7:3 To speak to the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying: Must I weep in the fifth month, or must I sanctify myself as I have now done for many years?

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud not one another, except, perhaps, by consent, for a time, that you may give yourselves to prayer: and return together again, lest Satan tempt you for your incontinency.

Context
David Takes the Consecrated Bread
3Now therefore if thou have any thing at hand, though it were but five loaves, give me, or whatsoever thou canst find. 4And the priest answered David, saying: I have no common bread at hand, but only holy bread, if the young men be clean, especially from women?5And David answered the priest, and said to him: Truly, as to what concerneth women, we have refrained ourselves from yesterday and the day before, when we came out, and the vessels of the young men were holy. Now this way is defiled, but it shall also be sanctified this day in the vessels.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:4
How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the loaves of proposition, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for them that were with him, but for the priests only?

Exodus 19:15
He said to them: Be ready against the third day, and come not near your wives.

Exodus 25:30
And thou shalt set upon the table loaves of proposition in my sight always.

Leviticus 15:18
The woman, with whom he copulateth, shall be washed with water: and shall be unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 24:5
Thou shalt take also fine flour, and shalt bake twelve loaves thereof, two tenths shall be in every loaf.

1 Samuel 21:3
Now therefore if thou have any thing at hand, though it were but five loaves, give me, or whatsoever thou canst find.

Additional Translations
“There is no common bread on hand,” the priest replied, “but there is some consecrated bread—provided that the young men have kept themselves from women.”And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.

And the priest answered David, and said, There are no common loaves under my hand, for I have none but holy loaves: if the young men have been kept at least from women, then they shall eat them.

And the priest answered David and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.

And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

The priest answered David, and said, "There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women."

And the priest answereth David, and saith, 'There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if the youths have been kept only from women.'
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