16 1 Samuel is reproved of God, and is sent to anoint David. 7 God regardeth the heart. 13 The Spirit of the Lord cometh upon David. 14 The wicked Spirit is sent upon Saul. 19 Saul sendeth for David.

The Lord then said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, [a]seeing I have cast him away from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil and come, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a King among his sons.

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  1. 1 Samuel 16:1 Signifying, that we ought not to show ourselves more pitiful than God, nor to lament them whom he casteth out.

12 ¶ Now this David was the (A)son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem Judah, named Jesse, which had eight sons: and [a]this man was taken for an old man in the days of Saul.

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  1. 1 Samuel 17:12 Or, he was counted among them that bare office.

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