New Living Translation
Saul didn't say anything about it that day, for he said to himself, "Something must have made David ceremonially unclean."
King James Bible
Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said nothing that day; for he thought, Something has befallen him, that he is not clean: surely he is not clean.
World English Bible
Nevertheless Saul didn't say anything that day: for he thought, "Something has happened to him. He is not clean. Surely he is not clean."
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul hath not spoken anything on that day, for he said, 'It is an accident; he is not clean -- surely not clean.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:26 Something - Some accident which has rendered him unclean, and so unfit to partake of this feast, which consisted in part of the remainders of the peace - offerings, according to the law, Levit 7:20. Unfit also to come into any company, much more, into the king's company, lest he should pollute them also.
If you are ceremonially unclean and you eat meat from a peace offering that was presented to the LORD, you will be cut off from the community.
If you touch anything that is unclean (whether it is human defilement or an unclean animal or any other unclean, detestable thing) and then eat meat from a peace offering presented to the LORD, you will be cut off from the community."
So if you touch the man's bed, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening.
1 Samuel 16:5
"Yes," Samuel replied. "I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Purify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." Then Samuel performed the purification rite for Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice, too.
1 Samuel 20:27
But when David's place was empty again the next day, Saul asked Jonathan, "Why hasn't the son of Jesse been here for the meal either yesterday or today?"
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