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1Samuel 16
King James Version

David Anointed King

16And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.H3068H559H8050H56H7586H3988H4427H3478H4390H7161H8081H3212H7971H3448H1022H7200H4428H1121 2And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.H8050H559H3212H7586H8085H2026H3068H559H3947H1241H5697H3027H559H935H2076H3068 3And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.H7121H3448H2077H3045H6213H4886H559 4And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?H8050H6213H3068H1696H935H1035H2205H5892H2729H7125H559H935H7965 5And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.H559H7965H935H2076H3068H6942H935H2077H6942H3448H1121H7121H2077 6And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed is before him.H935H7200H446H559H3068H4899 7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.H3068H559H8050H5027H4758H1364H6967H3988H120H7200H120H7200H5869H3068H7200H3824 8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.H3448H7121H41H5674H6440H8050H559H3068H977 9Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.H3448H8048H5674H559H3068H977 10Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.H3448H7651H1121H5674H6440H8050H8050H559H3448H3068H977 11And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.H8050H559H3448H8552H5288H559H7604H6996H7462H6629H8050H559H3448H7971H3947H5437H935H6311 12And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.H7971H935H132H5973H3303H5869H2896H7210H3068H559H6965H4886 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.H8050H3947H7161H8081H4886H7130H251H7307H3068H6743H1732H3117H4605H8050H6965H3212H7414

A Distressing Spirit Troubles Saul

14But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.H7307H3068H5493H7586H7451H7307H3068H1204 15And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.H7586H5650H559H7451H7307H430H1204 16Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.H113H559H5650H6440H1245H376H3045H5059H3658H7451H7307H430H5059H3027H2895 17And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.H7586H559H5650H7200H376H5059H3190H935 18Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.H6030H259H5288H559H7200H1121H3448H1022H3045H5059H1368H2428H376H4421H995H1697H8389H376H3068 19Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.H7586H7971H4397H3448H559H7971H1732H1121H6629 20And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.H3448H3947H2543H3899H4997H3196H259H1423H5795H7971H3027H1732H1121H7586 21And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.H1732H935H7586H5975H6440H157H3966H5375H3627 22And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.H7586H7971H3448H559H1732H5975H6440H4672H2580H5869 23And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.H7307H430H7586H1732H3947H3658H5059H3027H7586H7304H2895H7451H7307H5493


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