1 Samuel 16

  1 H3068 And the LORD H559 said H8050 to Samuel, H5704 How H5704 long H56 will you mourn H7586 for Saul, H3988 seeing I have rejected H4427 him from reigning H5921 over H3478 Israel? H4390 fill H7161 your horn H8081 with oil, H3212 and go, H7971 I will send H3448 you to Jesse H1022 the Bethlehemite: H7200 for I have provided H4428 me a king H1121 among his sons.
  2 H8050 And Samuel H559 said, H349 How H3212 can I go? H7586 if Saul H8085 hear H2026 it, he will kill H3068 me. And the LORD H559 said, H3947 Take H5697 an heifer H559 with you, and say, H935 I am come H2076 to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD.
  3 H7121 And call H3448 Jesse H2077 to the sacrifice, H3045 and I will show H853 you what H834 H6213 you shall do: H4886 and you shall anoint H834 to me him whom H559 I name to you.
  4 H8050 And Samuel H6213 did H834 that which H3068 the LORD H1696 spoke, H935 and came H1035 to Bethlehem. H2205 And the elders H7023 of the town H2729 trembled H7122 at his coming, H559 and said, H935 Come H7965 you peaceably?
  5 H559 And he said, H7965 Peaceably: H935 I am come H2076 to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD: H6942 sanctify H935 yourselves, and come H2077 with me to the sacrifice. H6942 And he sanctified H3448 Jesse H1121 and his sons, H7121 and called H2077 them to the sacrifice.
  6 H1961 And it came H935 to pass, when they were come, H7200 that he looked H446 on Eliab, H559 and said, H389 Surely H3068 the LORD’s H4899 anointed H5048 is before him.
  7 H3068 But the LORD H559 said H8050 to Samuel, H5027 Look H413 not on H4758 his countenance, H1364 or on the height H6967 of his stature; H3588 because H3988 I have refused H3068 him: for the LORD H120 sees not as man H7200 sees; H120 for man H7200 looks H5869 on the outward H5869 appearance, H3068 but the LORD H7200 looks H3824 on the heart.
  8 H3448 Then Jesse H7121 called H41 Abinadab, H5674 and made him pass H6440 before H8050 Samuel. H559 And he said, H1571 Neither H3808 H3068 has the LORD H977 chosen H2088 this.
  9 H3448 Then Jesse H8048 made Shammah H5674 to pass H559 by. And he said, H1571 Neither H3808 H3068 has the LORD H977 chosen H2088 this.
  10 H3448 Again, Jesse H7651 made seven H1121 of his sons H5674 to pass H6440 before H8050 Samuel. H8050 And Samuel H559 said H3448 to Jesse, H3068 The LORD H977 has not chosen H428 these.
  11 H8050 And Samuel H559 said H3448 to Jesse, H8552 Are here H8552 all H5288 your children? H559 And he said, H7604 There remains H5750 yet H3996 the youngest, H2009 and, behold, H7462 he keeps H6629 the sheep. H8050 And Samuel H559 said H3448 to Jesse, H7971 Send H3947 and fetch H5437 him: for we will not sit H5704 down till H935 he come H6311 here.
  12 H7971 And he sent, H935 and brought H132 him in. Now he was ruddy, H5973 and with H3303 of a beautiful H5869 countenance, H2896 and goodly H7210 to look H3068 to. And the LORD H559 said, H6965 Arise, H4886 anoint H2088 him: for this is he.
  13 H8050 Then Samuel H3947 took H7161 the horn H8081 of oil, H4886 and anointed H7130 him in the middle H251 of his brothers: H7307 and the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H6743 came H1732 on David H3117 from that day H4605 forward. H8050 So Samuel H6965 rose H3212 up, and went H7414 to Ramah.
  14 H7307 But the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H5493 departed H7586 from Saul, H7451 and an evil H7307 spirit H3068 from the LORD H1204 troubled him.
  15 H7586 And Saul’s H5650 servants H559 said H2009 to him, Behold H4994 now, H7451 an evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H1204 troubles you.
  16 H113 Let our lord H4994 now H559 command H5650 your servants, H6440 which are before H1245 you, to seek H376 out a man, H3045 who is a cunning H5059 player H3658 on an harp: H1961 and it shall come H7451 to pass, when the evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H5059 is on you, that he shall play H3027 with his hand, H2895 and you shall be well.
  17 H7586 And Saul H559 said H5650 to his servants, H7200 Provide H4994 me now H376 a man H5059 that can play H3190 well, H935 and bring him to me.
  18 H6030 Then answered H259 one H5288 of the servants, H559 and said, H2009 Behold, H7200 I have seen H1121 a son H3448 of Jesse H1022 the Bethlehemite, H3045 that is cunning H5059 in playing, H1368 and a mighty H2428 valiant H376 man, H376 and a man H4421 of war, H995 and prudent H1697 in matters, H8389 and a comely H376 person, H3068 and the LORD is with him.
  19 H7586 Why Saul H7971 sent H4397 messengers H3448 to Jesse, H559 and said, H7971 Send H1732 me David H1121 your son, H834 which H6629 is with the sheep.
  20 H3448 And Jesse H3947 took H2543 an ass H5375 laden H3899 with bread, H4997 and a bottle H3196 of wine, H1423 and a kid, H5795 H7971 and sent H1732 them by David H1121 his son H7586 to Saul.
  21 H1732 And David H935 came H7586 to Saul, H5975 and stood H6440 before H157 him: and he loved H3966 him greatly; H1961 and he became H5375 his armor bearer. H3627
  22 H7586 And Saul H7971 sent H3448 to Jesse, H559 saying, H1732 Let David, H4994 I pray H5975 you, stand H6440 before H4672 me; for he has found H2580 favor H5869 in my sight.
  23 H1961 And it came H7451 to pass, when the evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H7586 was on Saul, H1732 that David H3947 took H3658 an harp, H5059 and played H3027 with his hand: H7586 so Saul H7304 was refreshed, H2895 and was well, H7451 and the evil H7307 spirit H5493 departed from him.