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1 Samuel 16

And the LORD
<03068>
said
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unto Samuel
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How long wilt thou mourn
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for Saul
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seeing I have rejected
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him from reigning
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over Israel
<03478>_?
fill
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thine horn
<07161>
with oil
<08081>_,
and go
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I will send
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thee to Jesse
<03448>
the Bethlehemite
<01022>_:
for I have provided
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me a king
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among his sons
<01121>_.
And Samuel
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said
<0559> (8799)_,
How can I go
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if Saul
<07586>
hear
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[it], he will kill
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me. And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Take
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an heifer
<01241> <05697>
with thee
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and say
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I am come
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to sacrifice
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to the LORD
<03068>_.
{with thee: Heb. in thine hand}
And call
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Jesse
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to the sacrifice
<02077>_,
and I will shew
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thee what thou shalt do
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and thou shalt anoint
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unto me [him] whom I name
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unto thee.
And Samuel
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did
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that which the LORD
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spake
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and came
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to Bethlehem
<01035>_.
And the elders
<02205>
of the town
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trembled
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at his coming
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and said
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Comest
<0935> (8800)
thou peaceably
<07965>_?
{coming: Heb. meeting}
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Peaceably
<07965>_:
I am come
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to sacrifice
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unto the LORD
<03068>_:
sanctify
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yourselves, and come
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with me to the sacrifice
<02077>_.
And he sanctified
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Jesse
<03448>
and his sons
<01121>_,
and called
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them to the sacrifice
<02077>_.
And it came to pass, when they were come
<0935> (8800)_,
that he looked
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on Eliab
<0446>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Surely the LORD'S
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anointed
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[is] before him. {Eliab: called Elihu}
But the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Samuel
<08050>_,
Look
<05027> (8686)
not on his countenance
<04758>_,
or on the height
<01364>
of his stature
<06967>_;
because I have refused
<03988> (8804)
him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man
<0120>
seeth
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for man
<0120>
looketh
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on the outward appearance
<05869>_,
but the LORD
<03068>
looketh
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on the heart
<03824>_.
{outward...: Heb. eyes}
Then Jesse
<03448>
called
<07121> (8799)
Abinadab
<041>_,
and made him pass
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before
<06440>
Samuel
<08050>_.
And he said
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Neither hath the LORD
<03068>
chosen
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this.
Then Jesse
<03448>
made Shammah
<08048>
to pass by
<05674> (8686)_.
And he said
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Neither hath the LORD
<03068>
chosen
<0977> (8804)
this. {Shammah: Shimeah, also called, Shimma}
Again, Jesse
<03448>
made seven
<07651>
of his sons
<01121>
to pass
<05674> (8686)
before
<06440>
Samuel
<08050>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
said
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unto Jesse
<03448>_,
The LORD
<03068>
hath not chosen
<0977> (8804)
these.
And Samuel
<08050>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jesse
<03448>_,
Are here all
<08552> (8804)
[thy] children
<05288>_?
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
There remaineth
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yet the youngest
<06996>_,
and, behold, he keepeth
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the sheep
<06629>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jesse
<03448>_,
Send
<07971> (8798)
and fetch
<03947> (8798)
him: for we will not sit down
<05437> (8799)
till he come
<0935> (8800)
hither
<06311>_.
{down: Heb. round}
And he sent
<07971> (8799)_,
and brought him in
<0935> (8686)_.
Now he [was] ruddy
<0132>_,
[and] withal
<05973>
of a beautiful
<03303>
countenance
<05869>_,
and goodly
<02896>
to look to
<07210>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Arise
<06965> (8798)_,
anoint
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him: for this [is] he. {of a...: Heb. fair of eyes}
Then Samuel
<08050>
took
<03947> (8799)
the horn
<07161>
of oil
<08081>_,
and anointed
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him in the midst
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of his brethren
<0251>_:
and the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
came
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upon David
<01732>
from that day
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forward
<04605>_.
So Samuel
<08050>
rose up
<06965> (8799)_,
and went
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to Ramah
<07414>_.
But the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
departed
<05493> (8804)
from Saul
<07586>_,
and an evil
<07451>
spirit
<07307>
from the LORD
<03068>
troubled
<01204> (8765)
him. {troubled: or, terrified}
And Saul's
<07586>
servants
<05650>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Behold now, an evil
<07451>
spirit
<07307>
from God
<0430>
troubleth
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thee.
Let our lord
<0113>
now command
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thy servants
<05650>_,
[which are] before
<06440>
thee, to seek out
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a man
<0376>_,
[who is] a cunning
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player
<05059> (8764)
on an harp
<03658>_:
and it shall come to pass, when the evil
<07451>
spirit
<07307>
from God
<0430>
is upon thee, that he shall play
<05059> (8765)
with his hand
<03027>_,
and thou shalt be well
<02895> (8804)_.
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his servants
<05650>_,
Provide
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me now a man
<0376>
that can play
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well
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and bring
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[him] to me.
Then answered
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one
<0259>
of the servants
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and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Behold, I have seen
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a son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>
the Bethlehemite
<01022>_,
[that is] cunning
<03045> (8802)
in playing
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and a mighty
<01368>
valiant man
<02428>_,
and a man
<0376>
of war
<04421>_,
and prudent
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in matters
<01697>_,
and a comely
<08389>
person
<0376>_,
and the LORD
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[is] with him. {matters: or, speech}
Wherefore Saul
<07586>
sent
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messengers
<04397>
unto Jesse
<03448>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Send
<07971> (8798)
me David
<01732>
thy son
<01121>_,
which [is] with the sheep
<06629>_.
And Jesse
<03448>
took
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an ass
<02543>
[laden] with bread
<03899>_,
and a bottle
<04997>
of wine
<03196>_,
and a
<0259>
kid
<01423> <05795>_,
and sent
<07971> (8799)
[them] by
<03027>
David
<01732>
his son
<01121>
unto Saul
<07586>_.
And David
<01732>
came
<0935> (8799)
to Saul
<07586>_,
and stood
<05975> (8799)
before
<06440>
him: and he loved
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him greatly
<03966>_;
and he became his armourbearer
<05375> (8802) <03627>_.
And Saul
<07586>
sent
<07971> (8799)
to Jesse
<03448>_,
saying
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Let David
<01732>_,
I pray thee, stand
<05975> (8799)
before
<06440>
me; for he hath found
<04672> (8804)
favour
<02580>
in my sight
<05869>_.
And it came to pass, when the [evil] spirit
<07307>
from God
<0430>
was upon Saul
<07586>_,
that David
<01732>
took
<03947> (8804)
an harp
<03658>_,
and played
<05059> (8765)
with his hand
<03027>_:
so Saul
<07586>
was refreshed
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and was well
<02895> (8804)_,
and the evil
<07451>
spirit
<07307>
departed
<05493> (8804)
from him.


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