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1 Samuel 21:5

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.e And the thingsf of the young men are holy wheng it is an ordinary journey. How much moreh todayi will the thingsj be holy?”

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1 Samuel 21:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

1 Samuel 21:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And David answered the priest, “Truly women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition. The vessels of the young men are holy even when it is an ordinary journey. How much more today will their vessels be holy?”

1 Samuel 21:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.

1 Samuel 21:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Don’t worry,” David replied. “I never allow my men to be with women when we are on a campaign. And since they stay clean even on ordinary trips, how much more on this one!”

1 Samuel 21:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then David answered the priest, and said to him, “Truly, women have been kept from us about three days since I came out. And the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in effect common, even though it was consecrated in the vessel this day.”

1 Samuel 21:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

David answered, “No women have been near us for days. My men always keep themselves holy, even when we do ordinary work. And this is especially true when the work is holy.”

1 Samuel 21:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days; when I came out, the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was but a common journey; how much more then to-day shall their vessels be holy?

1 Samuel 21:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And David answered the priest and said to him, Yes indeed, women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, and the more so, because to-day new is hallowed in the vessels.

1 Samuel 21:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

David answered the priest, “Of course women have been kept away from us as usual when we go on a mission. The young men’s bodies are kept holy even on ordinary campaigns. How much more then will their bodies be holy today?”

1 Samuel 21:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

David answered him, “I swear that women are being kept from us, as always when I go out to battle. The young men’s bodies are consecrated even on an ordinary mission, so of course their bodies are consecrated today.”

1 Samuel 21:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

David answered the priest, “Indeed women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition; the vessels of the young men are holy even when it is a common journey; how much more today will their vessels be holy?”

1 Samuel 21:5 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

David replied, “Well, we haven’t made love to women recently. That’s the way it is every time I lead my men out to battle. We keep ourselves holy even when we do jobs that aren’t holy. And that’s even more true today.”

1 Samuel 21:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

David answered the priest and said to him, “Surely women have been kept from us as previously when I set out and the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was an ordinary journey; how much more then today will their vessels be holy?