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 1 Samuel 16:1 - 13
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 16
16:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king."
 
16:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Samuel said, "How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me." The LORD said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'
 
16:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate."
 
16:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel did what the LORD said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, "Do you come in peace?"
 
16:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel replied, "Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me." Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
 
16:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed stands here before the LORD."
 
16:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
 
16:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
 
16:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, "Nor has the LORD chosen this one."
 
16:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, "The LORD has not chosen these."
 
16:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse answered, "but he is tending the sheep." Samuel said, "Send for him; we will not sit down F57 until he arrives."
 
16:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one."
 
16:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F57 Some Septuagint manuscripts; Hebrew not gather around

 
 

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