But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him; (A)for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?” 10 David said furthermore, “As the Lord lives, (B)the Lord shall strike him, or (C)his day shall come to die, or he shall (D)go out to battle and perish. 11 (E)The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed. But please, take now the spear and the jug of water that are by his head, and let us go.”

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