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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 16\\

In this chapter Samuel is ordered to anoint a king among the sons of
Jesse of Bethlehem, \\#1Sa 16:1-5\\ all whose sons were made to pass
before him, excepting David, \\#1Sa 16:6-10\\ who being then with his
father's sheep, was sent for and was anointed, \\#1Sa 16:11-13\\, after
which the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and he became
melancholy, and it was advised to seek out a musician for him, and
David was mentioned to him as a proper person, \\#1Sa 16:14-18\\ upon
which he was sent for, and acted as a musician to Saul, and also became
his armourbearer, which was the first rise of him, \\#1Sa 16:19-23\\.