The Lord sends poverty and wealth;(A)
    he humbles and he exalts.(B)
He raises(C) the poor(D) from the dust(E)
    and lifts the needy(F) from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
    and has them inherit a throne of honor.(G)

“For the foundations(H) of the earth are the Lord’s;
    on them he has set the world.

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16 “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint(A) him ruler(B) over my people Israel; he will deliver(C) them from the hand of the Philistines.(D) I have looked on my people, for their cry(E) has reached me.”

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Samuel Anoints David

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn(A) for Saul, since I have rejected(B) him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil(C) and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse(D) of Bethlehem. I have chosen(E) one of his sons to be king.”

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21 David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed(A) me ruler(B) over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord.

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