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Three days — As long as the law required, Exodus 19:15. And so long David, and his men hid, it seems, hid themselves for fear of Saul, whereby they were kept both from women: and from food convenient for them.

Vessels — That is, Either, 1. Their garments, or other utensils for their journey. Or 2. their bodies.

The bread — Heb. and this bread; is in a manner common: that is, considering the time, and our necessity, this maybe used in a manner, like common bread. For though for a season while it is to stand before the Lord, it be so holy, that the priest himself might not eat it; yet afterwards it is eaten by the priest, and his whole family, and so it may be by us, in our circumstances.

Tho' it were — But newly put into the vessel, it must give place to the great law of necessity, and charity; because God will have mercy preferred before sacrifice.

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There is, … — Here in the tabernacle: though doubtless he had other provisions is his house; but David was in great haste, and in fear of Doeg whom he saw, and knew and therefore would not stay ‘till any thing could be fetched thence. There was a double impediment to the giving this bread to them;

  1. Its sacredness in itself; which the priest implies, and David answers verse 5, and the priest was satisfied therein by David’s great necessities.
  2. The abstinence from all women, which he supposed should be in those that use it; concerning which he now enquires. And though he mentions this only concerning David’s young men, and out of reverence forbears to name him; yet he is also included in the number, as David’s answer shews.

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Grant me — Vouchsafe [a 14th century word meaning “grant”] me an accurate knowledge of thy word, and let me govern myself by it in all things.

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The king, … — This seems to be a plain lie extorted from him, by fear. But it was pernicious to all the priests there. Whence David afterwards declares his repentance for this sin of lying, Psalms 119:29.

To such a place — To a certain place which it not convenient now to mention; because the whole business requires concealment.

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The bishops properly took care of the internal state, the deacons, of the externals of the church, although these were not wholly confined to the one, neither those to the other.

The word bishops here includes all the presbyters at Philippi, as well as the ruling presbyters: the names bishop and presbyter, or elder, being promiscuously used in the first ages.

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St. Paul — writing familiarly to the Philippians — does not style himself an apostle, and under the common title of servants, he tenderly and modestly joins with himself his son Timotheus, who had come to Philippi not long after St. Paul had received him.

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