15 (A)Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying,

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16 “Tomorrow about this time (A)I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, (B)and you shall anoint him [a]commander over My people Israel, that he may save My people from the hand of the Philistines; for I have (C)looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me.”

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  1. 1 Samuel 9:16 prince or ruler

24 And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him (A)whom the Lord has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?”

So all the people shouted and said, (B)“Long[a] live the king!”

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  1. 1 Samuel 10:24 Lit. May the king live

12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was (A)ruddy, (B)with [a]bright eyes, and good-looking. (C)And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!”

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  1. 1 Samuel 16:12 Lit. beautiful

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and (A)the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

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but the word of the Lord came to me, saying, (A)‘You have shed much blood and have made great wars; you shall not build a house for My name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight. (B)Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him (C)rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be [a]Solomon, for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days. 10 (D)He shall build a house for My name, and (E)he shall be My son, and I will be his Father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’

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  1. 1 Chronicles 22:9 Lit. Peaceful

“They(A) set up kings, but not by Me;
They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them.
From their silver and gold
They made idols for themselves—
That they might be cut off.

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