Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 16

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1 Samuel 16

NLT 1 Now the said to Samuel, “You have mourned long enough for Saul. I have rejected him as king of Israel, so fill your flask with olive oil and go to Bethlehem. Find a man named Jesse who lives there, for I have selected one of his sons to be my king.” NIV 1 The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king." NLT 2 But Samuel asked, “How can I do that? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” “Take a heifer with you,” the replied, “and say that you have come to make a sacrifice to the . NIV 2 But Samuel said, "How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me." The LORD said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.' NLT 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you which of his sons to anoint for me.” NIV 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate." NLT 4 So Samuel did as the instructed. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town came trembling to meet him. “What’s wrong?” they asked. “Do you come in peace?” NIV 4 Samuel did what the LORD said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, "Do you come in peace?" NLT 5 “Yes,” Samuel replied. “I have come to sacrifice to the . Purify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then Samuel performed the purification rite for Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice, too. NIV 5 Samuel replied, "Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me." Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. NLT 6 When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the ’s anointed!” NIV 6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed stands here before the LORD." NLT 7 But the said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the looks at the heart.” NIV 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." NLT 8 Then Jesse told his son Abinadab to step forward and walk in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “This is not the one the has chosen.” NIV 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." NLT 9 Next Jesse summoned Shimea, but Samuel said, “Neither is this the one the has chosen.” NIV 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, "Nor has the LORD chosen this one." NLT 10 In the same way all seven of Jesse’s sons were presented to Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The has not chosen any of these.” NIV 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, "The LORD has not chosen these." NLT 11 Then Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied. “But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep and goats.” “Send for him at once,” Samuel said. “We will not sit down to eat until he arrives.” NIV 11 So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse answered, "but he is tending the sheep." Samuel said, "Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives." NLT 12 So Jesse sent for him. He was dark and handsome, with beautiful eyes. And the said, “This is the one; anoint him.” NIV 12 So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one." NLT 13 So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah. NIV 13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah. NLT 14 Now the Spirit of the had left Saul, and the sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. NIV 14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him. NLT 15 Some of Saul’s servants said to him, “A tormenting spirit from God is troubling you. NIV 15 Saul's attendants said to him, "See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. NLT 16 Let us find a good musician to play the harp whenever the tormenting spirit troubles you. He will play soothing music, and you will soon be well again.” NIV 16 Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes upon you, and you will feel better." NLT 17 “All right,” Saul said. “Find me someone who plays well, and bring him here.” NIV 17 So Saul said to his attendants, "Find someone who plays well and bring him to me." NLT 18 One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the is with him.” NIV 18 One of the servants answered, "I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him." NLT 19 So Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, “Send me your son David, the shepherd.” NIV 19 Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David, who is with the sheep." NLT 20 Jesse responded by sending David to Saul, along with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a wineskin full of wine. NIV 20 So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul. NLT 21 So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer. NIV 21 David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers. NLT 22 Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, “Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him.” NIV 22 Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, "Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him." NLT 23 And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away. NIV 23 Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.