World English Bible
1 Samuel 16 (WEBP)
 Yahweh said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided a king for myself among his sons.”
 Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” Yahweh said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh.’
 Call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. You shall anoint to me him whom I name to you.”
 Samuel did that which Yahweh spoke, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”
 He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh. Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” He sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
 When they had come, he looked at Eliab, and said, “Surely Yahweh’s anointed is before him.”
 But Yahweh said to Samuel, “Don’t look on his face, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for I don’t see as man sees. For man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart.”
 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Yahweh has not chosen this one, either.”
 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. He said, “Yahweh has not chosen this one, either.”
 Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. Samuel said to Jesse, “Yahweh has not chosen these.”
 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your children here?” He said, “There remains yet the youngest. Behold, he is keeping the sheep.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down until he comes here.”
 He sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with a handsome face and good appearance. Yahweh said, “Arise! Anoint him, for this is he.”
 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the middle of his brothers. Then Yahweh’s Spirit came mightily on David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.
 Now Yahweh’s Spirit departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from Yahweh troubled him.
 Saul’s servants said to him, “See now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.
 Let our lord now command your servants who are in front of you to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp. Then when the evil spirit from God is on you, he will play with his hand, and you will be well.”
 Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.”
 Then one of the young men answered and said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and Yahweh is with him.”
 Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, “Send me David your son, who is with the sheep.”
 Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by David his son to Saul.
 David came to Saul and stood before him. He loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.
 Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.”
 When the spirit from God was on Saul, David took the harp and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
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King James w/Strong’s #s
1 Samuel 16 (KJVS)
 And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Samuel H8050, How long wilt thou mourn H56 (8693) for Saul H7586, seeing I have rejected H3988 (8804) him from reigning H4427 (8800) over Israel H3478? fill H4390 (8761) thine horn H7161 with oil H8081, and go H3212 (8798), I will send H7971 (8799) thee to Jesse H3448 the Bethlehemite H1022: for I have provided H7200 (8804) me a king H4428 among his sons H1121.
 And Samuel H8050 said H559 (8799), How can I go H3212 (8799)? if Saul H7586 hear H8085 (8804) [it], he will kill H2026 (8804) me. And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799), Take H3947 (8799) an heifer H1241 H5697 with thee H3027, and say H559 (8804), I am come H935 (8804) to sacrifice H2076 (8800) to the LORD H3068.
 And call H7121 (8804) Jesse H3448 to the sacrifice H2077, and I will shew H3045 (8686) thee what thou shalt do H6213 (8799): and thou shalt anoint H4886 (8804) unto me [him] whom I name H559 (8799) unto thee.
 And Samuel H8050 did H6213 (8799) that which the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8765), and came H935 (8799) to Bethlehem H1035. And the elders H2205 of the town H5892 trembled H2729 (8799) at his coming H7125 (8800), and said H559 (8799), Comest H935 (8800) thou peaceably H7965?
 And he said H559 (8799), Peaceably H7965: I am come H935 (8804) to sacrifice H2076 (8800) unto the LORD H3068: sanctify H6942 (8690) yourselves, and come H935 (8804) with me to the sacrifice H2077. And he sanctified H6942 (8762) Jesse H3448 and his sons H1121, and called H7121 (8799) them to the sacrifice H2077.
 And it came to pass, when they were come H935 (8800), that he looked H7200 (8799) on Eliab H446, and said H559 (8799), Surely the LORD’S H3068 anointed H4899 [is] before him.
 But the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Samuel H8050, Look H5027 (8686) not on his countenance H4758, or on the height H1364 of his stature H6967; because I have refused H3988 (8804) him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man H120 seeth H7200 (8799); for man H120 looketh H7200 (8799) on the outward appearance H5869, but the LORD H3068 looketh H7200 (8799) on the heart H3824.
 Then Jesse H3448 called H7121 (8799) Abinadab H41, and made him pass H5674 (8686) before H6440 Samuel H8050. And he said H559 (8799), Neither hath the LORD H3068 chosen H977 (8804) this.
 Then Jesse H3448 made Shammah H8048 to pass by H5674 (8686). And he said H559 (8799), Neither hath the LORD H3068 chosen H977 (8804) this.
 Again, Jesse H3448 made seven H7651 of his sons H1121 to pass H5674 (8686) before H6440 Samuel H8050. And Samuel H8050 said H559 (8799) unto Jesse H3448, The LORD H3068 hath not chosen H977 (8804) these.
 And Samuel H8050 said H559 (8799) unto Jesse H3448, Are here all H8552 (8804) [thy] children H5288? And he said H559 (8799), There remaineth H7604 (8804) yet the youngest H6996, and, behold, he keepeth H7462 (8802) the sheep H6629. And Samuel H8050 said H559 (8799) unto Jesse H3448, Send H7971 (8798) and fetch H3947 (8798) him: for we will not sit down H5437 (8799) till he come H935 (8800) hither H6311.
 And he sent H7971 (8799), and brought him in H935 (8686). Now he [was] ruddy H132, [and] withal H5973 of a beautiful H3303 countenance H5869, and goodly H2896 to look to H7210. And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799), Arise H6965 (8798), anoint H4886 (8798) him: for this [is] he.
 Then Samuel H8050 took H3947 (8799) the horn H7161 of oil H8081, and anointed H4886 (8799) him in the midst H7130 of his brethren H251: and the Spirit H7307 of the LORD H3068 came H6743 (8799) upon David H1732 from that day H3117 forward H4605. So Samuel H8050 rose up H6965 (8799), and went H3212 (8799) to Ramah H7414.
 But the Spirit H7307 of the LORD H3068 departed H5493 (8804) from Saul H7586, and an evil H7451 spirit H7307 from the LORD H3068 troubled H1204 (8765) him.
 And Saul’s H7586 servants H5650 said H559 (8799) unto him, Behold now, an evil H7451 spirit H7307 from God H430 troubleth H1204 (8764) thee.
 Let our lord H113 now command H559 (8799) thy servants H5650, [which are] before H6440 thee, to seek out H1245 (8762) a man H376, [who is] a cunning H3045 (8802) player H5059 (8764) on an harp H3658: and it shall come to pass, when the evil H7451 spirit H7307 from God H430 is upon thee, that he shall play H5059 (8765) with his hand H3027, and thou shalt be well H2895 (8804).
 And Saul H7586 said H559 (8799) unto his servants H5650, Provide H7200 (8798) me now a man H376 that can play H5059 (8763) well H3190 (8688), and bring H935 (8689) [him] to me.
 Then answered H6030 (8799) one H259 of the servants H5288, and said H559 (8799), Behold, I have seen H7200 (8804) a son H1121 of Jesse H3448 the Bethlehemite H1022, [that is] cunning H3045 (8802) in playing H5059 (8763), and a mighty H1368 valiant man H2428, and a man H376 of war H4421, and prudent H995 (8737) in matters H1697, and a comely H8389 person H376, and the LORD H3068 [is] with him.
 Wherefore Saul H7586 sent H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 unto Jesse H3448, and said H559 (8799), Send H7971 (8798) me David H1732 thy son H1121, which [is] with the sheep H6629.
 And Jesse H3448 took H3947 (8799) an ass H2543 [laden] with bread H3899, and a bottle H4997 of wine H3196, and a H259 kid H1423 H5795, and sent H7971 (8799) [them] by H3027 David H1732 his son H1121 unto Saul H7586.
 And David H1732 came H935 (8799) to Saul H7586, and stood H5975 (8799) before H6440 him: and he loved H157 (8799) him greatly H3966; and he became his armourbearer H5375 (8802) H3627.
 And Saul H7586 sent H7971 (8799) to Jesse H3448, saying H559 (8800), Let David H1732, I pray thee, stand H5975 (8799) before H6440 me; for he hath found H4672 (8804) favour H2580 in my sight H5869.
 And it came to pass, when the [evil] spirit H7307 from God H430 was upon Saul H7586, that David H1732 took H3947 (8804) an harp H3658, and played H5059 (8765) with his hand H3027: so Saul H7586 was refreshed H7304 (8804), and was well H2895 (8804), and the evil H7451 spirit H7307 departed H5493 (8804) from him.
Young’s Literal Translation
1 Samuel 16 (YLT)
 And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, ‘Till when art thou mourning for Saul, and I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thy horn with oil, and go, I send thee unto Jesse the Beth-Lehemite, for I have seen among his sons for Myself a king.
 And Samuel saith, ‘How do I go? when Saul hath heard, then he hath slain me.’ And Jehovah saith, ‘A heifer of the herd thou dost take in thy hand, and hast said, To sacrifice to Jehovah I have come;
 and thou hast called for Jesse in the sacrifice, and I cause thee to know that which thou dost do, and thou hast anointed to Me him of whom I speak unto thee.’
 And Samuel doth that which Jehovah hath spoken, and cometh in to Beth-Lehem, and the elders of the city tremble to meet him, and one saith, ‘Is thy coming peace?’
 and he saith, ‘Peace; to sacrifice to Jehovah I have come, sanctify yourselves, and ye have come in with me to the sacrifice;’ and he sanctifieth Jesse and his sons, and calleth them to the sacrifice.
 And it cometh to pass, in their coming in, that he seeth Eliab, and saith, ‘Surely, before Jehovah is His anointed.’
 And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, ‘Look not unto his appearance, and unto the height of his stature, for I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth-for man looketh at the eyes, and Jehovah looketh at the heart.’
 And Jesse calleth unto Abinadab, and causeth him to pass by before Samuel; and he saith, ‘Also on this Jehovah hath not fixed.’
 And Jesse causeth Shammah to pass by, and he saith, ‘Also on this Jehovah hath not fixed.’
 And Jesse causeth seven of his sons to pass by before Samuel, and Samuel saith to Jesse, ‘Jehovah hath not fixed on these.’
 And Samuel saith unto Jesse, ‘Are the young men finished?’ and he saith, ‘Yet hath been left the youngest; and lo, he delighteth himself among the flock;’ and Samuel saith unto Jesse, ‘Send and take him, for we do not turn round till his coming in hither.’
 And he sendeth, and bringeth him in, and he is ruddy, with beauty of eyes, and of good appearance; and Jehovah saith, ‘Rise, anoint him, for this is he.’
 And Samuel taketh the horn of oil, and anointeth him in the midst of his brethren, and prosper over David doth the Spirit of Jehovah from that day and onwards; and Samuel riseth and goeth to Ramath.
 And the Spirit of Jehovah turned aside from Saul, and a spirit of sadness from Jehovah terrified him;
 and the servants of Saul say unto him, ‘Lo, we pray thee, a spirit of sadness from God is terrifying thee;
 let our lord command, we pray thee, thy servants before thee, they seek a skilful man, playing on a harp, and it hath come to pass, in the spirit of sadness from God being upon thee, that he hath played with his hand, and it is well with thee.’
 And Saul saith unto his servants, ‘Provide, I pray you, for me a man playing well-then ye have brought him in unto me.’
 And one of the servants answereth and saith, ‘Lo, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-Lehemite, skilful in playing, and a mighty virtuous man, and a man of battle, and intelligent in word, and a man of form, and Jehovah is with him.’
 And Saul sendeth messengers unto Jesse, and saith, ‘Send unto me David thy son, who is with the flock.’
 And Jesse taketh an ass, with bread, and a bottle of wine, and one kid of the goats, and sendeth by the hand of David his son unto Saul.
 And David cometh in unto Saul, and standeth before him, and he loveth him greatly; and he is a bearer of his weapons.
 And Saul sendeth unto Jesse, saying, ‘Let David, I pray thee, stand before me, for he hath found grace in mine eyes.’
 And it hath come to pass, in the spirit of sadness from God being on Saul, that David hath taken the harp, and played with his hand, and Saul hath refreshment and gladness, and the spirit of sadness hath turned aside from off him.