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 at the face of 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 at the face of 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 at the face of 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 at the face of 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 at the face of H4672 [H8804] me; for he hath found H2580 favour H5869 in my eyes.
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.