Howbeit, the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the
of my father to be king over Israel for ever
Passing by all his brethren who were elder than he, he pitched upon him, and ordered him to be anointed king of Israel, see ( 1 Samuel 16:10 1 Samuel 16:12 ) , and that for ever, for a long time, as long as he lived; or rather in his posterity for many years to come, and best of all in his antitype Christ, the son of David, see ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 )
and of the house of Judah, the house of my
out of that tribe he chose his father's family, to take from thence one to be king of Israel:
and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king
though the youngest of them, ( 1 Samuel 16:11 ) , this was his will and pleasure.