David replied, ‘Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever[a] I set out. The men’s bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!’

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 21:5 Or from us in the past few days since

15 Then he said to the people, ‘Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations.’

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