1 Samuel 16
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1And LORD JEHOVAH said to Shemueil: “How long will you grieve for Shaul, and I have rejected him that he will not reign over Israel? Fill your oil horn and come, I shall send you to Iyshay who is from Bayth Lekhem, because I have seen for myself among his sons a King” 2And Shemueil said: “How will I go? Shaul will hear and he will kill me!” And LORD JEHOVAH said to Shemueil: “Take A calf of an ox with your hand and say, ‘To sacrifice to LORD JEHOVAH I have come’ 3And call Iyshay to the sacrifice, and I shall show you what you will do, and anoint for me him whom I shall tell you” 4And Shemueil did as LORD JEHOVAH commanded him and came to Bayth Lekhem of Yehuda, and the Elders of the city went out to meet him, and they said: “Do you come in peace?” 5And he said: “Peace!” To sacrifice to LORD JEHOVAH I have come. Be hallowed and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he hallowed Iyshay and his sons, and he called them to the sacrifice

6And when they came, he saw Eliab and said: “The Anointed of LORD JEHOVAH is like him!” 7And LORD JEHOVAH said to Shemueil: “Do not gaze on his appearance and on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him, for I am not as a man who sees, because a man sees with the eyes and LORD JEHOVAH sees with the heart” 8And Iyshay called Abinadab and he brought him before Shemueil, and he said: “Neither has LORD JEHOVAH chosen this one” 9And Iyshay made Shama pass by, and he said: “Neither has LORD JEHOVAH chosen this one” 10And Iyshay made his seven sons pass before Shemueil, and Shemueil said to Iyshay: “LORD JEHOVAH has not chosen these” 11And Shemueil said to Iyshay: “Have the boys finished?” And he said to him, “The youngest is left, and behold, he is feeding the sheep.” And Shemueil said to Iyshay: “Send, bring him, because I shall not return until he will come here.”

12And he sent and he brought him, and he was ruddy and his eyes were beautiful and his appearance beautiful, and LORD JEHOVAH said to Shemueil: “Arise, anoint him, for this is he!” 13And Shemueil took the horn of oil, and he anointed him in the midst of his brothers, and The Spirit of LORD JEHOVAH opened up upon David from that day, and Shemueil arose and he went on to Ramtha to his house

14And The Spirit of God departed from Shaul, and an evil spirit from before LORD JEHOVAH was consuming him 15And the Servants of Shaul said to him: “Behold, your Servants are before you 16We will seek a man who knows to play on the harp, and when the evil spirit is upon you, he will play with his hands, and it shall be good for you” 17And Shaul said to his Servants: “Look for a man for me who plays well and bring him to me” 18And one of the young men answered and said: “Behold, I have seen a son of Iyshay who is from Bayth Lekhem, and he knows how to play and is mighty of his power, and the man is a warrior and is discerning of mind, and his appearance is handsome and LORD JEHOVAH is with him” 19And King Shaul sent to Iyshay and said to him: “Send me David your son. He is useful to me” 20And Iyshay took a donkey and he loaded bread and wineskins of wine and one goat of the goats, and he sent by the hand of David his son to Shaul 21And David came to Shaul and stood before him, and he loved him greatly, and he was Armor Bearer for him 22And Shaul sent to Iyshay and said to him: “David shall stand before me, because he has found affection in my eyes” 23And whenever the evil spirit of LORD JEHOVAH was on Shaul, David took and he played on the harp and refreshed Shaul, and it was good for him, and the evil spirit passed away from him

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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