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Do you have any food you can give me? Could you spare five loaves of bread?”

“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.”[a]

“Of course we didn’t sleep with women,” David answered. “I never let my men do that when we’re on a mission. They have to be acceptable to worship God even when we’re on a regular mission, and today we’re on a special mission.”

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Footnotes

  1. 21.4 night: Having sex was one of the things that would make someone temporarily unfit to take part in worship or a sacred meal (see Exodus 19.15; Leviticus 15.18).

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