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1Samuel 16
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David Anointed to Succeed Saul

16The Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I've rejected him from being king over Israel?Fill your horn with oil and go. I'm sending you to Jesse from Bethlehem because I've chosen for myself one of his sons as king."H3068H559H8050H56H7586H3988H4427H3478H4390H7161H8081H3212H7971H3448H1022H7200H4428H1121 2Samuel said, "How can I go?Saul will hear about this and kill me!" The Lord said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I've come to offer a sacrifice to the Lord.'H8050H559H3212H7586H8085H2026H3068H559H3947H1241H5697H3027H559H935H2076H3068 3You are to invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I'll show you what you are to do. You are to anoint for me the one I tell you."H7121H3448H2077H3045H6213H4886H559 4Samuel did what the Lord said and went to Bethlehem. The elders of the town came out to meet him trembling, and said, "May your coming be in peace."H8050H6213H3068H1696H935H1035H2205H5892H2729H7125H559H935H7965 5He said, "Peace, I've come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." Samuel consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.H559H7965H935H2076H3068H6942H935H2077H6942H3448H1121H7121H2077 6When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab, and said, "Surely he's the Lord's anointed."H935H7200H446H559H3068H4899 7The Lord said to Samuel, "Don't look at his appearance or his height, for I've rejected him. Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord sees the heart."H3068H559H8050H5027H4758H1364H6967H3988H120H7200H120H7200H5869H3068H7200H3824 8Then Jesse summoned Abinadab and brought him before Samuel, and he said, "Neither has the Lord chosen this one."H3448H7121H41H5674H6440H8050H559H3068H977 9Then Jesse brought Shammah, and he said, "Neither has the Lord chosen this one."H3448H8048H5674H559H3068H977 10Jesse brought seven of his sons before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, "The Lord has not chosen these."H3448H7651H1121H5674H6440H8050H8050H559H3448H3068H977 11Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the young men?" He said, "There yet remains the youngest one, and right now he's tending the sheep." Samuel said to Jesse, "Send someone to get him, for we won't do anything else until he arrives here."H8050H559H3448H8552H5288H559H7604H6996H7462H6629H8050H559H3448H7971H3947H5437H935H6311 12So he sent and brought him. He had a dark, healthy complexion, with beautiful eyes, and he was handsome. The Lord said, "Get up and anoint him, for this is the one."H7971H935H132H5973H3303H5869H2896H7210H3068H559H6965H4886

God’s Spirit Comes on David and Departs from Saul

13Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord came on David from that day forward. Then Samuel got up and went to Ramah.H8050H3947H7161H8081H4886H7130H251H7307H3068H6743H1732H3117H4605H8050H6965H3212H7414 14The Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.H7307H3068H5493H7586H7451H7307H3068H1204 15Saul's servants said to him, "Look, an evil spirit from God is troubling you.H7586H5650H559H7451H7307H430H1204 16Let our lord order his servants who attend you to look for a man who is skilled in playing the lyre. And then when an evil spirit from God comes on you, he will play and you will be better."16H113H559H5650H6440H1245H376H3045H5059H3658H7451H7307H430H5059H3027H2895 17Saul said to his servants, "Find a man for me who can play well and bring him to me."H7586H559H5650H7200H376H5059H3190H935 18One of the young men answered: "Look, I've seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skilled in playing. The man is a valiant soldier, gifted in speech, and handsome. And the Lord is with him."H6030H259H5288H559H7200H1121H3448H1022H3045H5059H1368H2428H376H4421H995H1697H8389H376H3068 19So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David, who is with the sheep."H7586H7971H4397H3448H559H7971H1732H1121H6629 20Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and one kid, and sent them to Saul along with his son David.H3448H3947H2543H3899H4997H3196H259H1423H5795H7971H3027H1732H1121H7586 21David went to Saul and began to serve him. Saul loved him very much, and he became his armor bearer.H1732H935H7586H5975H6440H157H3966H5375H3627 22Saul sent a messenger to Jesse to tell him, "Allow David to serve me, because I'm pleased with him."H7586H7971H3448H559H1732H5975H6440H4672H2580H5869 23Whenever an evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the lyre and play it. Relief would come to Saul and he would be better, because the evil spirit would leave him.H7307H430H7586H1732H3947H3658H5059H3027H7586H7304H2895H7451H7307H5493


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