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1 Samuel 15:34--16:2

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15:34 Then Samuel went to Ramah, while Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul. 15:35 Until the day he 1  died Samuel did not see Saul again. Samuel did, however, mourn for Saul, but the Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

Samuel Anoints David as King

16:1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long do you intend to mourn for Saul? I have rejected him as king over Israel. 2  Fill your horn with olive oil and go! I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem, 3  for I have selected a king for myself from among his sons.” 4 

16:2 Samuel replied, “How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me!” But the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you 5  and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’

1 tn That is, Samuel.

2 tc The Lucianic recension of the Old Greek translation includes the following words: “And the Lord said to Samuel.”

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map7 E2; Map8 E2; Map10 B4.

4 tn Heb “for I have seen among his sons for me a king.”

5 tn Heb “in your hand.”



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