20 After some time,[a] Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel,[b] because she said, “I requested him from the Lord.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1:20 Lit In the turning of the days
  2. 1:20 In Hb, the name Samuel sounds like the phrase “requested from God.”

Samuel Anoints David

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long are you going to mourn for Saul,(A) since I have rejected him as king over Israel?(B) Fill your horn with oil(C) and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem(D) because I have selected for myself a king from his sons.”

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13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him(A) in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully on David from that day forward.(B) Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

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