1 H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H8050 to Samuel H56 [H8693] , How long wilt thou mourn H7586 for Saul H3988 [H8804] , seeing I have rejected H4427 [H8800] him from reigning H3478 over Israel H4390 [H8761] ? fill H7161 thy horn H8081 with oil H3212 [H8798] , and go H7971 [H8799] , I will send H3448 thee to Jesse H1022 the Bethlehemite H7200 [H8804] : for I have provided H4428 me a king H1121 among his sons.
2 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H3212 [H8799] , How can I go H7586 ? if Saul H8085 [H8804] shall hear H2026 [H8804] it, he will kill H3068 me. And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H3947 [H8799] , Take H1241 H5697 an heifer H3027 with thee H559 [H8804] , and say H935 [H8804] , I have come H2076 [H8800] to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD.
3 H7121 [H8804] And call H3448 Jesse H2077 to the sacrifice H3045 [H8686] , and I will show H6213 [H8799] thee what thou shalt do H4886 [H8804] : and thou shalt anoint H559 [H8799] to me him whom I name to thee.
4 H8050 And Samuel H6213 [H8799] did H3068 that which the LORD H1696 [H8765] spoke H935 [H8799] , and came H1035 to Bethlehem H2205 . And the elders H5892 of the town H2729 [H8799] trembled H7125 [H8800] at his coming H559 [H8799] , and said H935 [H8800] , Comest H7965 thou peaceably?
5 H559 [H8799] And he said H7965 , Peaceably H935 [H8804] : I have come H2076 [H8800] to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD H6942 [H8690] : sanctify H935 [H8804] yourselves, and come H2077 with me to the sacrifice H6942 [H8762] . And he sanctified H3448 Jesse H1121 and his sons H7121 [H8799] , and called H2077 them to the sacrifice.
6 H935 [H8800] And it came to pass, when they had come H7200 [H8799] , that he looked H446 on Eliab H559 [H8799] , and said H3068 , Surely the LORD'S H4899 anointed is before him.
7 H3068 But the LORD H559 [H8799] said H8050 to Samuel H5027 [H8686] , Look H4758 not on his countenance H1364 , or on the height H6967 of his stature H3988 [H8804] ; because I have refused H120 him: for the LORD seeth not as man H7200 [H8799] seeth H120 ; for man H7200 [H8799] looketh H5869 on the outward appearance H3068 , but the LORD H7200 [H8799] looketh H3824 on the heart.
8 H3448 Then Jesse H7121 [H8799] called H41 Abinadab H5674 [H8686] , and made him pass H6440 before H8050 Samuel H559 [H8799] . And he said H3068 , Neither hath the LORD H977 [H8804] chosen this.
9 H3448 Then Jesse H8048 made Shammah H5674 [H8686] to pass by H559 [H8799] . And he said H3068 , Neither hath the LORD H977 [H8804] chosen this.
10 H3448 Again, Jesse H7651 made seven H1121 of his sons H5674 [H8686] to pass H6440 before H8050 Samuel H8050 . And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H3448 to Jesse H3068 , The LORD H977 [H8804] hath not chosen these.
11 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H3448 to Jesse H8552 [H8804] , Are here all H5288 thy children H559 [H8799] ? And he said H7604 [H8804] , There remaineth H6996 yet the youngest H7462 [H8802] , and, behold, he keepeth H6629 the sheep H8050 . And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H3448 to Jesse H7971 [H8798] , Send H3947 [H8798] and bring H5437 [H8799] him: for we will not sit down H935 [H8800] till he hath come H6311 here.
12 H7971 [H8799] And he sent H935 [H8686] , and brought him in H132 . Now he was ruddy H5973 , and also H3303 of a beautiful H5869 countenance H2896 H7210 , and a good appearance H3068 . And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H6965 [H8798] , Arise H4886 [H8798] , anoint him: for this is he.
13 H8050 Then Samuel H3947 [H8799] took H7161 the horn H8081 of oil H4886 [H8799] , and anointed H7130 him in the midst H251 of his brethren H7307 : and the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H6743 [H8799] came H1732 upon David H3117 from that day H4605 onward H8050 . So Samuel H6965 [H8799] arose H3212 [H8799] , and went H7414 to Ramah.
14 H7307 But the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H5493 [H8804] departed H7586 from Saul H7451 , and an evil H7307 spirit H3068 from the LORD H1204 [H8765] troubled him.
15 H7586 And Saul's H5650 servants H559 [H8799] said H7451 to him, Behold now, an evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H1204 [H8764] troubleth thee.
16 H113 Let our lord H559 [H8799] now command H5650 thy servants H6440 , who are before H1245 [H8762] thee, to seek H376 a man H3045 [H8802] , who is a skilful H5059 [H8764] player H3658 on an harp H7451 : and it shall come to pass, when the evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H5059 [H8765] is upon thee, that he shall play H3027 with his hand H2895 [H8804] , and thou shalt be well.
17 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H5650 to his servants H7200 [H8798] , Provide H376 me now a man H5059 [H8763] that can play H3190 [H8688] well H935 [H8689] , and bring him to me.
18 H6030 [H8799] Then answered H259 one H5288 of the servants H559 [H8799] , and said H7200 [H8804] , Behold, I have seen H1121 a son H3448 of Jesse H1022 the Bethlehemite H3045 [H8802] , that is skilful H5059 [H8763] in playing H1368 , and a mighty H2428 valiant man H376 , and a man H4421 of war H995 [H8737] , and prudent H1697 in matters H8389 , and a handsome H376 person H3068 , and the LORD is with him.
19 H7586 Therefore Saul H7971 [H8799] sent H4397 messengers H3448 to Jesse H559 [H8799] , and said H7971 [H8798] , Send H1732 to me David H1121 thy son H6629 , who is with the sheep.
20 H3448 And Jesse H3947 [H8799] took H2543 a donkey H3899 laden with bread H4997 , and a bottle H3196 of wine H259 , and a H1423 H5795 kid H7971 [H8799] , and sent H3027 them by H1732 David H1121 his son H7586 to Saul.
21 H1732 And David H935 [H8799] came H7586 to Saul H5975 [H8799] , and stood H6440 before H157 [H8799] him: and he loved H3966 him greatly H5375 H3627 [H8802] ; and he became his armourbearer.
22 H7586 And Saul H7971 [H8799] sent H3448 to Jesse H559 [H8800] , saying H1732 , Let David H5975 [H8799] , I pray thee, stand H6440 before H4672 [H8804] me; for he hath found H2580 favour H5869 in my sight.
23 H7307 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit H430 from God H7586 was upon Saul H1732 , that David H3947 [H8804] took H3658 an harp H5059 [H8765] , and played H3027 with his hand H7586 : so Saul H7304 [H8804] was refreshed H2895 [H8804] , and was well H7451 , and the evil H7307 spirit H5493 [H8804] departed from him.