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1 Samuel 1:18

1:18 She said, “May I, your servant, find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and got something to eat. 1  Her face no longer looked sad.

1 Samuel 16:22

16:22 Then Saul sent word to Jesse saying, “Let David be my servant, for I really like him.” 2 

1 Samuel 20:3


20:3 Taking an oath, David again 3  said, “Your father is very much aware of the fact 4  that I have found favor with you, and he has thought, 5  ‘Don’t let Jonathan know about this, or he will be upset.’ But as surely as the Lord lives and you live, there is about one step between me and death!”

1 Samuel 20:29

20:29 He said, ‘Permit me to go, 6  for we are having a family sacrifice in the city, and my brother urged 7  me to be there. So now, if I have found favor with you, let me go 8  to see my brothers.’ For that reason he has not come to the king’s table.”

1 Samuel 27:3

27:3 David settled with Achish in Gath, along with his men and their families. 9  David had with him his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail the Carmelite, Nabal’s widow.

1 tc Several medieval Hebrew mss and the Syriac Peshitta lack the words “and got something to eat.”

2 tn Heb “Let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my eyes.”

3 tc The LXX and the Syriac Peshitta lack the word “again.”

4 tn The infinitive absolute appears before the finite verb for emphasis.

5 tn Heb “said,” that is, to himself. So also in v. 25.

6 tn Heb “send me.”

7 tn Heb “commanded.”

8 tn Heb “be released [from duty].”

9 tn Heb “a man and his house.”

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