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1 Samuel 21:4

    1 Samuel 21:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under my hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And 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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the priest, answering David, said, I have no common bread here but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.

    Webster's Revision

    And 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.

    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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 21:4

    Common - As opposed to holy. (See the marginal references, and compare the use of the word in Acts 10:14-15, Acts 10:28.) It gives an idea of the depressed and poor condition of the priesthood at that time, that Ahimelech should have had no bread at hand except the showbread.