1 Sam 16:1

16:1 Bethlehemite. First mentioned in Gen. 35:19, Bethlehem is David’s hometown (17:12, 15). On the significance of this site for the Messiah (“the anointed one”), see Mic. 5:2; Matt. 2:5, 6; John 7:42.

I have provided for myself. The selection of a king for “myself” (the Lord), contrasts with the choice of a king for “them” (the people) in 8:22 (8:18; 12:13).