1 Samuel 16

And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? afill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for bI have provided me a king among his sons. 2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, cI am come to sacrifice to the LORD. 3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and dI will shew thee what thou shalt do: and ethou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee. 4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town gtrembled at his coming, and said, fComest thou peaceably? 5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: hsanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked ion Eliab, and jsaid, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him. 7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on nhis countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: mfor the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man llooketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the kheart. 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this. 9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this. 10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these. 11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, oThere remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, pSend and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. 12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was rruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. qAnd the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and sanointed him in the midst of his brethren: and tthe Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

14 uBut the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and van evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. 16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. 17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. 18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning 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 him.

19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep. 20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul. 21 And David came to Saul, and wstood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer. 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight. 23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

1 Samuel 17

Cross Ref
1 a 2 Kin 9:1
 b Psa 78:70
Act 13:22
2 c 1 Sam 20:29
3 d Exo 4:15
 e 1 Sam 9:16
4 f 1 Kin 2:13
 g Act 24:25
Luk 5:8
Hos 11:10
Hos 6:5
2 Sam 6:9
1 Sam 21:1
5 h Exo 19:10
6 i 1 Chr 27:18
 j 1 Kin 12:26
7 k Rev 2:23
Act 1:24
Jer 11:20
Psa 7:9
2 Chr 16:9
1 Chr 28:9
 l 2 Cor 10:7
 m Isa 55:8
 n Psa 147:10
11 o 1 Sam 17:12
 p 2 Sam 7:8
Psa 78:70
12 q 1 Sam 9:17
 r SS 5:10
13 s Psa 89:20
 t Num 27:18
Jdg 11:29
14 u 1 Sam 18:12
Psa 51:11
 v 1 Sam 19:9
21 w Gen 41:46
1 Kin 10:8
Pro 22:29