22 Obed the father of Jesse,

and Jesse the father of David.

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Samuel Anoints David

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn(A) for Saul, since I have rejected(B) him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil(C) and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse(D) of Bethlehem. I have chosen(E) one of his sons to be king.”

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18 One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse(A) of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior.(B) He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with(C) him.”

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12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite(A) named Jesse,(B) who was from Bethlehem(C) in Judah. Jesse had eight(D) sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old.

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17 Now Jesse said to his son David, “Take this ephah[a](A) of roasted grain(B) and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 17:17 That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms
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58 “Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him.

David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse(A) of Bethlehem.”

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12 Boaz(A) the father of Obed and Obed the father of Jesse.(B)

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13 Jesse(A) was the father of

Eliab(B) his firstborn; the second son was Abinadab, the third Shimea,

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20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.(A)

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