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God's (or the Lord's) anointed

Definition of God's or the Lord's anointed in English:

A monarch ruling by divine right: the ceremonial reminded the king’s subjects that he was God’s anointed
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  • Reacting to this injustice with the righteous indignation of the Lord's anointed, David is enraged that anything so egregious, so pitiless, should take place in his kingdom.
  • Instead of praising the act of killing Saul as merciful and kind, David calls for the man to be executed because of his not being afraid to destroy the Lord's anointed.
  • As the sons of Jesse were paraded before Samuel, even the Lord's servant said of Eliab: ‘Surely the Lord's anointed stands here’.
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