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Now then, what do you have at hand?[a] Give me five loaves of bread or whatever is here.”[b] The priest answered David and said, “There is no ordinary bread here at hand;[c] there is only holy bread, but only if the young men have kept themselves from women.” David answered the priest and said to him, “Indeed, women were held back from us as it has been when I’ve gone out before.[d] And the things[e] of the young men are holy when[f] it is an ordinary journey. How much more[g] today[h] will the things[i] be holy?”

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  1. 1 Samuel 21:3 Literally “what is there under your hand”
  2. 1 Samuel 21:3 Literally “that which is found”
  3. 1 Samuel 21:4 Literally “under my hand”
  4. 1 Samuel 21:5 Literally “as yesterday three days ago my going out”
  5. 1 Samuel 21:5 Or possibly “equipment” or “weapons”
  6. 1 Samuel 21:5 Or “and”
  7. 1 Samuel 21:5 Literally “And even that”
  8. 1 Samuel 21:5 Literally “the day”
  9. 1 Samuel 21:5 Or possibly “equipment” or “weapons”

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