And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you slew in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if you will take that, take it: for there is no other except that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it to me.
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George Leo Haydock
This. Chaldean observes, he gave this sword "after he had consulted the Lord with the ephod. "In a just war, the ornaments of the temples may be used. Pro republic î plerumque templa nudantur. (Seneca) (Grotius, Jur. iii. 5, 2.) (Calmet)
To status believes that David would restore this sword, as soon as he had procured other arms.