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1 Samuel 16:6

6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed stands here before the LORD.”

Read 1 Samuel 16:6 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.
When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed is before him."
When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the LORD ’s anointed!”

What does 1 Samuel 16:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 16:6

And it came to pass, when they were come
Jesse and his sons, into the house where the entertainment was; and perhaps before they sat down, went into a private apartment by the direction of Samuel, where he acquainted Jesse with the business he came upon:

that he looked on Eliab;
who was Jesse's firstborn, ( 1 Chronicles 2:13 ) , called Elihu, ( 1 Chronicles 27:18 )

and said, surely the Lord's anointed is before him;
or this is the person it is his pleasure should be anointed king.

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