And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Heart struck him; viz., with remorse, as fearing he had done amiss. (Challoner)
A tender conscience is uneasy about things which are not sinful, while some stick at nothing. (Worthington)
The action of David seemed disrespectful. (Calmet)
"The subjects of kings adore the royal name as a divinity. "(Curtius vii.) Regium nomen.pro deo colunt.