1 Samuel 21:4
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New Living Translation
"We don't have any regular bread," the priest replied. "But there is the holy bread, which you can have if your young men have not slept with any women recently."

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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."

Young's Literal Translation
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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

21:4 There is, and c. - Here in the tabernacle: though doubtless he had other provisions is his house; but David was in great haste, and in fear of Doeg whom he saw, and knew and therefore would not stay 'till any thing could be fetched thence. There was a double impediment to the giving this bread to them; Its sacredness in itself; which the priest implies, and David answers ver.5, and the priest was satisfied therein by David's great necessities. The abstinence from all women, which he supposed should be in those that use it; concerning which he now enquires. And though he mentions this only concerning David's young men, and out of reverence forbears to name him; yet he is also included in the number, as David's answer shews.

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Matthew 12:4
He went into the house of God, and he and his companions broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat.

Exodus 19:15
He told them, "Get ready for the third day, and until then abstain from having sexual intercourse."

Exodus 25:30
Place the Bread of the Presence on the table to remain before me at all times.

Leviticus 15:18
After a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, they must each bathe in water, and they will remain unclean until the next evening.

Leviticus 24:5
"You must bake twelve loaves of bread from choice flour, using four quarts of flour for each loaf.

1 Samuel 21:3
Now, what is there to eat? Give me five loaves of bread or anything else you have."

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