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Passage Lookup: 1 Samuel 16:1-13


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1 Samuel 16:1
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Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How [1] long will you grieve over Saul, since I [2] have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill [3] your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse [4] the Bethlehemite, for I have selected [5] a king for Myself among his sons."
1 Samuel 16:2
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But Samuel said, "How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me." And the LORD said, "Take [1] a heifer with you and say, `I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'
1 Samuel 16:3
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"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I [1] will show you what you shall do; and you [2] shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate [3] to you."
1 Samuel 16:4
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So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to Bethlehem. [1] And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, "Do [2] you come in peace?"
1 Samuel 16:5
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He said, "In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate [1] yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
1 Samuel 16:6
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When they entered, he looked at Eliab [1] and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him."
1 Samuel 16:7
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But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God [1] sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but [2] the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:8
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Then Jesse called Abinadab [1] and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
1 Samuel 16:9
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Next Jesse made Shammah [1] [2] pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
1 Samuel 16:10
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Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these."
1 Samuel 16:11
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And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There [1] remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring [2] him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."
1 Samuel 16:12
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So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful [1] eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, [2] anoint him; for this is he."
1 Samuel 16:13
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Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed [1] him in the midst of his brothers; and the [2] Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
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