Then Jesse made Shammaha to pass by . And he said , Neither hath the LORDchosen this.
Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to passbeforeSamuel. And Samuelsaid unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
And Samuelsaid unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said , There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuelsaid unto Jesse,Send and fetch him: for we will not sit downb till he comehither.12
And he sent , and brought him in . Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautifulcountenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORDsaid , Arise , anoint him: for this is he.
Then Samueltook the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORDcame upon David from that dayforward. So Samuel rose up , and went to Ramah.14
But the Spirit of the LORDdeparted from Saul, and an evilspirit from the LORDtroubledc him.
And Saul'sservantssaid unto him, Behold now, an evilspirit from Godtroubleth thee.
Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunningplayer on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evilspirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well .
And Saulsaid unto his servants,Provide me now a man that can playwell , and bring him to me.
Then answeredone of the servants, and said , Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing , and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters,d and a comelyperson, and the LORD is with him.
Wherefore Saulsentmessengers unto Jesse, and said , Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.