68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,(A)
    Mount Zion,(B) which he loved.

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The Lord loves the gates of Zion(A)
    more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.

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12 If your sons keep my covenant(A)
    and the statutes I teach them,
then their sons will sit
    on your throne(B) for ever and ever.”

13 For the Lord has chosen Zion,(C)
    he has desired it for his dwelling,(D) saying,
14 “This is my resting place for ever and ever;(E)
    here I will sit enthroned,(F) for I have desired it.

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But now I have chosen Jerusalem(A) for my Name(B) to be there, and I have chosen David(C) to rule my people Israel.’

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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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17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse,(A) the father of David.(B)

The Genealogy of David(C)

18 This, then, is the family line of Perez(D):

Perez was the father of Hezron,(E)

19 Hezron the father of Ram,

Ram the father of Amminadab,(F)

20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon,(G)

Nahshon the father of Salmon,[a]

21 Salmon the father of Boaz,(H)

Boaz the father of Obed,

22 Obed the father of Jesse,

and Jesse the father of David.

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  1. Ruth 4:20 A few Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also verse 21 and Septuagint of 1 Chron. 2:11); most Hebrew manuscripts Salma

“Judah,[a](A) your brothers will praise you;
    your hand will be on the neck(B) of your enemies;
    your father’s sons will bow down to you.(C)
You are a lion’s(D) cub,(E) Judah;(F)
    you return from the prey,(G) my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
    like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,(H)
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[b]
until he to whom it belongs[c] shall come(I)
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.(J)

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  1. Genesis 49:8 Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise.
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or from his descendants
  3. Genesis 49:10 Or to whom tribute belongs; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

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