the anointed of the LORD
1 Samuel 24:6
24:6 the anointed of the LORD. See also I Samuel 26:9,11,23; II Samuel 1:14; Psalm 105:15. From such verses has come the oft-used modern warning to “touch not the Lord’s anointed.” Whether this warning not to slay God’s specially anointed king can legitimately be applied to questioning a modern pastor is at least debatable.