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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 16:4

Context

16:4 Samuel did what the Lord told him. 4  When he arrived in Bethlehem, 5  the elders of the city were afraid to meet him. They 6  said, “Do you come in peace?”

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 “said.”

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

6 tc In the MT the verb is singular (“he said”), but the translation follows many medieval Hebrew mss and ancient versions in reading the plural (“they said”).



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