First Samuel 16

16:1 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for
 Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?
 fill thy horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the
 Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
16:2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul shall hear [it], he
 will kill me. And the LORD said, Take a heifer with thee, and
 say, I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.
16:3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what
 thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint to me [him] whom I name to
16:4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spoke, and came to
 Beth-lehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming,
 and said, Comest thou peaceably?
16:5 And he said, Peaceably: I have come to sacrifice to the
 LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.
 And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the
16:6 And it came to pass when they had come, that he looked on
 Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed [is] before him.
16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance,
 or on the hight of his stature; because I have refused him: for
 [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the
 outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
16:8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before
 Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
16:9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither
 hath the LORD chosen this.
16:10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel.
 And Samuel said to Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
16:11 And Samuel said to Jesse, Are here all [thy] children? And
 he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and behold, he
 keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said to Jesse, Send and bring
 him: for we will not sit down till he hath come hither.
16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he [was] ruddy, [and]
 also of a beautiful countenance, and a good appearance. And the
 LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this [is] he.
16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the
 midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon
 David from that day forward. So Samuel arose, and went to
16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil
 spirit from the LORD troubled him.
16:15 And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil
 spirit from God troubleth thee.
16:16 Let our lord now command thy servants, [who are] before
 thee, to seek a man [who is] a skillful player on a harp: and
 it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon
 thee, that he will play with his hand, and thou wilt be well.
16:17 And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that
 can play well, and bring [him] to me.
16:18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I
 have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, [that is] skillful
 in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and
 prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD [is] with
16:19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, Send to
 me David thy son, who [is] with the sheep.
16:20 And Jesse took an ass [laden] with bread, and a bottle of
 wine, and a kid, and sent [them] by David his son to Saul.
16:21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved
 him greatly; and he became his armor-bearer.
16:22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee,
 stand before me; for he hath found favor in my sight.
16:23 And it came to pass, when the [evil] spirit from God was
 upon Saul, that David took a harp, and played with his hand: so
 Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed
 from him.

If while reading you see a word or phrase that you want to find somewhere else in the Bible, you can search from here.

Choose another chapter to read from this book of the Bible
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Go to new chapters to read from
Old Testament Books | New Testament Books | The Psalms

Look at other items of interest in our "home on the web".
We are in the process of designing and building the rest of our 'home'.
The Master's Tech Home Entrance
The Master's Tech Home Architectural Layout | The Master's Tech Site Index

The Kitchen:     Cooking Articles | Cooking & Recipe Newsgroups | Recipes for Everyone
The Library:     The Bible | American Sign Language Dictionary | Typeface Previews
The Sewing Room:     Crafts Projects | Sewing Articles | Sewing Projects
Links:     The Master's Tech Links | Other People's Links | Our Visitors' homepages

Search our 'home' | Search the Internet!
Sponsorship Opportunities
Another creation of The Master's Tech.     Privacy Policy