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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 mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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.

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