12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite(A) named Jesse,(B) who was from Bethlehem(C) in Judah. Jesse had eight(D) sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old. 13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab;(E) the second, Abinadab;(F) and the third, Shammah.(G) 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend(H) his father’s sheep(I) at Bethlehem.

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