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1 Samuel 16 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:1 - The LORD said to Shemu'el, How long will you mourn for Sha'ul, seeing I have rejected him from being king over Yisra'el? fill your horn with oil, and go: I will send you to Yishai the Beit-Hallachmite; for I have provided me a king among his sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:2 - Shemu'el said, How can I go? if Sha'ul hear it, he will kill me. The LORD said, Take a heifer with you, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:3 - Call Yishai to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do: and you shall anoint to me him whom I name to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:4 - Shemu'el did that which the LORD spoke, and came to Beit-Lechem. The Zakenim of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, Come you peaceably?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:5 - He said, Peaceably; I am come to sacrifice to the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. He sanctified Yishai and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:6 - It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eli'av, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed is before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:7 - But the LORD said to Shemu'el, "Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:8 - Then Yishai called Avinadav, and made him pass before Shemu'el. He said, Neither has the LORD chosen this.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:9 - Then Yishai made Shammah to pass by. He said, Neither has the LORD chosen this.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:10 - Yishai made seven of his sons to pass before Shemu'el. Shemu'el said to Yishai, the LORD has not chosen these.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 - Shemu'el said to Yishai, Are here all your children? He said, There remains yet the youngest, and, behold, he is keeping the sheep. Shemu'el said to Yishai, Send and get him; for we will not sit down until he come here.

David Anointed

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:12 - He sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful face, and goodly to look on. The LORD said, Arise, anoint him; for this is he.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:13 - Then Shemu'el took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brothers: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily on David from that day forward. So Shemu'el rose up, and went to Ramah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:14 - Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Sha'ul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:15 - Sha'ul's servants said to him, See now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:16 - Let our lord now command your servants who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp: and it shall happen, when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play with his hand, and you shall be well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:17 - Sha'ul said to his servants, Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - Then answered one of the young men, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Yishai the Beit-Hallachmite, who is skillful in playing, and a mighty man of valor, and a man of war, and prudent in speech, and a comely person; and the LORD is with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:19 - Therefore Sha'ul sent messengers to Yishai, and said, Send me David your son, who is with the sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:20 - Yishai took a donkey loaded with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Sha'ul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:21 - David came to Sha'ul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:22 - Sha'ul sent to Yishai, saying, Please let David stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 - It happened, when the evil spirit from God was on Sha'ul, that David took the harp, and played with his hand: so Sha'ul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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