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1 Samuel 16

NAS 1 Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons." 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.” NAS 2 But Samuel said, "How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me." And the LORD said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD .' NIV 2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” The LORD said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ NAS 3 "You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you." 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.” NAS 4 So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, "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?” NAS 5 He said, "In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD . Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 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. NAS 6 When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him." NIV 6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed stands here before the LORD.” NAS 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD 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 people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” NAS 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 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.” NAS 9 Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." NIV 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the LORD chosen this one.” NAS 10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these." NIV 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The LORD has not chosen these.” NAS 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here." NIV 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” NAS 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he." NIV 12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” NAS 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went 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 powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah. NAS 14 Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him. NIV 14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him. NAS 15 Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you. NIV 15 Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. NAS 16 "Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well." NIV 16 Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.” NAS 17 So Saul said to his servants, "Provide for me now a man who can play well and bring him to me." NIV 17 So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.” NAS 18 Then one of the young men said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD 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 lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him.” NAS 19 So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David who is with the flock." NIV 19 Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” NAS 20 Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son. 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. NAS 21 Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he 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. NAS 22 Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight." NIV 22 Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, “Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him.” NAS 23 So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him. NIV 23 Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

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