David Anointed King

16 Now the Lord said to Samuel, (A)“How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? (B)Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to (C)Jesse the Bethlehemite. For (D)I have [a]provided Myself a king among his sons.”

And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.”

But the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, (E)‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 16:1 Lit. seen

70 (A)He also chose David His servant,
And took him from the sheepfolds;
71 From following (B)the ewes that had young He brought him,
(C)To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.
72 So he shepherded them according to the (D)integrity of his heart,
And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

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