1 Kings 16

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1 And the Lord said to Samuel: How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for among his sons I have provided me a king.
2 And Samuel said, How can I go? Saul will hear and kill me. The Lord said, Take in thine hand a heifer from the herd, and say, `I have come to sacrifice to the Lord ';
3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice; I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I shall tell thee.
4 And Samuel did as the Lord said to him. When he came to Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled at his coming and said, Do you come peaceably?
5 And he said, Peaceably: to sacrifice to the LORD came to me; Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

6 And when they came, he saw Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed is before Him!
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; I have rejected him; I [do not look so] as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
8 And Jesse called Abinadab, and brought him to Samuel, and Samuel said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
9 And Jesse led the summit and said, [Samuel]: and the LORD chosen this.
10 So let Samuel Jesse seven of his sons, but Samuel said to Jesse, [one] of the LORD has not chosen.
eleven And Samuel said to Jesse, Are all the children here? And he said, There remains yet the youngest; he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him, for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent [Jesse], and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a pleasant face. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward; Samuel got up and went to Ramah.

14 And the Lord departed from Saul Spirit, and troubled him an evil spirit from the Lord.
15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee;
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, [that] before you, look for a man skilled in playing the harp, and when you come to the evil spirit from God, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be.
17 And Saul said unto his servants to me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
18 Then one of his servants said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who knows how to play, and a brave man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.
19 And Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
20 And Jesse took an ass with bread, and a bottle of wine and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
21 And David came to Saul and stood before him: and he loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer.
22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David before me, for he has found favor in my eyes.
23 And when the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp, played --and, It was getting better and Saul, and the evil spirit departed from him.

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