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 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.”