1 Samuel 21:4
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English Standard Version
And the priest answered David, “I have no common bread on hand, but there is holy bread—if the young men have kept themselves from women.”

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

American Standard Version
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.

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?

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jonathan then gave the boy his things (bow, arrows, and quiver), and sent him with them to the town, that he might be able to converse with David for a few seconds after his departure, and take leave of him unobserved.

1 Samuel 21:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hallowed bread

1 Samuel 21:6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the show bread, that was taken from before the LORD...

Exodus 25:30 And you shall set on the table show bread before me always.

Leviticus 24:5-9 And you shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake...

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

if the young

Exodus 19:15 And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

Zechariah 7:3 And to speak to the priests which were in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month...

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer...

Cross References
Matthew 12:4
how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

Exodus 19:15
And he said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman."

Exodus 25:30
And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before me regularly.

Leviticus 15:18
If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 24:5
"You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf.

1 Samuel 21:3
Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here."

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