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David Anointed King

16 The Lord said to Samuel, (A)“How long will you grieve over Saul, since (B)I have rejected him from being king over Israel? (C)Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, (D)for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”

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12 Now David was (A)the son of an (B)Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, (C)named Jesse, (D)who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.[a]

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  1. 1 Samuel 17:12 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew years among men