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1 Samuel 16:1

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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. 1  Fill your horn with olive oil and go! I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem, 2  for I have selected a king for myself from among his sons.” 3 

1 Samuel 16:18

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16:18 One of his attendants replied, 4  “I have seen a son of Jesse in Bethlehem 5  who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave warrior 6  and is articulate 7  and handsome, 8  for the Lord is with him.”

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

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

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

4 tn Heb “answered and said.”

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

6 tn Heb “mighty man of valor and a man of war.”

7 tn Heb “discerning of word.”

8 tn Heb “a man of form.”



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