New International Version
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
King James Bible
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Darby Bible Translation
[Saying,] Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.
World English Bible
"Don't touch my anointed ones! Do my prophets no harm!"
Young's Literal Translation
Come not against Mine anointed ones, And against My prophets do not evil.
1 Chronicles 16:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Touch not mine anointed - By this title the patriarchs are generally understood: they had a regal and sacerdotal power in the order of God. In the behalf of the patriarchs God had often especially interfered: in behalf of Abraham, Genesis 12:17; Genesis 20:3; and of Jacob, Genesis 31:24; Genesis 34:26; Genesis 35:5. But the title may be applied to all the Jewish people, who were the anointed, as they were the elect and peculiar people of God. See on Hebrews 11:26 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMan's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial; …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die."
1 Chronicles 16:23
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
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