1 Samuel 26:9
Good News Translation
But David said, "You must not harm him! The LORD will certainly punish whoever harms his chosen king.

Contemporary English Version
"Don't kill him!" David whispered back. "The LORD will punish anyone who kills his chosen king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to Abisai: Kill him not: for who shall put forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and shall be guiltless?

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And David said to Abisai: Kill him not: for who shall put forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and shall be guiltless?

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1 Samuel 24:6,7 And he said to his men: The Lord be merciful unto me, that I may do no such thing to my master, the Lord's anointed, as to lay my hand upon him, because he is the Lord's anointed. . . .

2 Samuel 1:14,16 David said to him: Why didst thou not fear to put out thy hand to kill the Lord's anointed? . . .

Psalm 105:15 Touch ye not my anointed: and do no evil to my prophets.

Context
David Again Spares Saul
8And Abisai said to David: God hath shut up thy enemy this day into thy hands: now then I will run him through with my spear, even to the earth at once, and there shall be no need of a second time. 9And David said to Abisai: Kill him not: for who shall put forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and shall be guiltless?10And David said: As the Lord liveth, unless the Lord shall strike him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go down to battle, and perish:…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:1
And Samuel took a little vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said: Behold, the Lord hath anointed thee to be prince over his inheritance, and thou shalt deliver his people out of the hands of their enemies, that are round about them. And this shall be a sign unto thee, that God hath anointed thee to be prince.

1 Samuel 24:6
And he said to his men: The Lord be merciful unto me, that I may do no such thing to my master, the Lord's anointed, as to lay my hand upon him, because he is the Lord's anointed.

1 Samuel 24:7
And David stopped his men with his words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul: but Saul, rising up out of the cave, went on his way.

1 Samuel 26:8
And Abisai said to David: God hath shut up thy enemy this day into thy hands: now then I will run him through with my spear, even to the earth at once, and there shall be no need of a second time.

2 Samuel 1:14
David said to him: Why didst thou not fear to put out thy hand to kill the Lord's anointed?

2 Samuel 1:16
And David said to him: Thy blood be upon thy own head: for thy own mouth hath spoken against thee, saying: I have slain the Lord's anointed.

Psalm 7:4
If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.

Additional Translations
But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the LORD’s anointed and be guiltless?”And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can put forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

And David said to Abessa, Do not lay him low, for who shall lift up his hand against the anointed of the Lord, and be guiltless?

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can put forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed and be guiltless?

David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against Yahweh's anointed, and be guiltless?"

And David saith unto Abishai, 'Destroy him not; for who hath put forth his hand against the anointed of Jehovah, and been acquitted?'
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