1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Samuel 16
16:1 ¶ And Yahweh said unto SamuelHow long, art thou going to pine for Saul, seeing that, I, have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill thy horn with oil, and come! let me send thee unto Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided me, among his sons, a king.
16:3 Then shall thou bid Jesse to the sacrifice,when, I, will let thee know what thou must do, so shalt thou anoint for me him whom I shall name unto thee.
16:7 But Yahweh said unto SamuelDo not regard his countenance, or the height of his stature, for I have rejected him,for it is not what man looketh to but what God looketh to. For, man, looketh to the outward appearance, but, Yahweh, looketh to the heart.
16:11 Then said Samuel unto JesseAre these all the young men? And he saidThere yet remaineth, the youngest, but lo! he is tending the sheep. Then said Samuel unto JesseDo, send, and summon him, for we cannot sit round, until he cometh in hither.
16:13 And Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren. And the Spirit of Yahweh came mightily upon David, from that day forward. Then arose Samuel, and went his way unto Ramah.
16:15 Then said the servants of Saul unto him,Lo! we pray thee, a sad superhuman spirit, doth terrify thee:
16:16 Pray let our lord bid thy servants before thee, seek out a man, skilled in playing on the lyre,so shall it be, when a sad superhuman spirit cometh on thee, then shall he play with his hand, and thou shalt be joyful.
16:17 And Saul said unto his servants,I pray you, look out for me a man that excelleth in playing, and bring him in unto me.
16:18 Then responded one of the young men and saidLo! I have seena son of Jesse, the Bethlehemite, skilled in playing, and a mighty man of valour, and a man of war, and of intelligent speech, and a handsome man, and, Yahweh, is with him.
16:19 So Saul sent messengers unto Jesse,and said, Send, unto meDavid thy son, who is with the sheep.
16:20 Then took Jesse an ass laden with bread, and a skin of wine, and one kid,and sent by the hand of David his son, unto Saul.
16:21 And David came in unto Saul,and stood before him,and he loved him greatly, and he became his armour-bearer.
16:22 And Saul sent unto Jesse, saying,I pray thee, let David stand before me, for he hath found favour in mine eyes.
16:23 And so it used to be, when a superhuman spirit came unto Saul, then would David take the lyre, and play with his hand,and Saul would be refreshed, and be joyful, and, the sad spirit, would depart from him.