David Anointed King
Now the LORD said to Samuel, a "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? b Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to c Jesse the Bethlehemite. For d I have provided Myself a king among his sons."
And Samuel said, "How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me." But the LORD said, "Take a heifer with you, and say, e 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'
"Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you."
So Samuel did what the LORD said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town f trembled at his coming, and said, g "Do you come peaceably?"
And he said, "Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. h Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice." Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice.
So it was, when they came, that he looked at i Eliab and j said, "Surely the LORD's anointed is before Him!"
But the LORD said to Samuel, k "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. l For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man m looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the n heart."
So Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "Neither has the LORD chosen this one."
Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "Neither has the LORD chosen this one."
Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these."
And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all the young men here?" Then he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the o sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here."
So he sent and brought him in. Now he was p ruddy, q with bright eyes, and good-looking. r And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!"
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and s the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
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1 Samuel 19:24
And he also stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, " Is Saul also among the prophets?
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.
1 Samuel 15:35
And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul, and the LORD regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.
1 Samuel 9:16
"Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him commander over My people Israel, that he may save My people from the hand of the Philistines; for I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me."
1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: " Is it not because the LORD has anointed you commander over His inheritance?
2 Kings 9:1
And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, "Get yourself ready, take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth Gilead.
Ruth 4:18 - 22
Now this is the genealogy of Perez: Perez begot Hezron.
He also chose David His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds.
From following the ewes that had young He brought him, To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance.
"And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.'
1 Samuel 9:12
And they answered them and said, "Yes, there he is, just ahead of you. Hurry now; for today he came to this city, because there is a sacrifice of the people today on the high place.
1 Samuel 21:1
Now David came to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech was afraid when he met David, and said to him, "Why are you alone, and no one is with you?
1 Kings 2:13
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. So she said, "Do you come peaceably?" And he said, "Peaceably.
2 Kings 9:22
Now it happened, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, " Is it peace, Jehu?" So he answered, "What peace, as long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft are so many?
And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes.
1 Samuel 17:13
The three oldest sons of Jesse had gone to follow Saul to the battle. The names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.
1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was aroused against David, and he said, "Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.
1 Kings 12:26
And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom may return to the house of David:
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
2 Corinthians 10:7
Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.
1 Kings 8:39
Then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men).
2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
Psalms 78:70 - 72
He also chose David His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds.
1 Samuel 17:42
And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking.
Thus he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.
At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father's house for three months.
1 Samuel 9:17
So when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "There he is, the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall reign over My people.