1 Samuel 16:19

“Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore Saul sent messengers vnto Iesse, and said, Send me Dauid thy sonne, which is with the sheepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David who is with the flock."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Saul sent his servants to Jesse and said, Send me your son David who is with the sheep.
- Basic English Bible

Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, Send to me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, "Send me David your son, who is with the sheep."
- World English Bible

And Saul sendeth messengers unto Jesse, and saith, `Send unto me David thy son, who [is] with the flock.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said: 'Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Samuel 16

  • A disciple
    Nicely put, Anne! Whatever each of us has to bring to the Lord, He has put into our hearts the wisdom to use for His glory and His service. "And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work..And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted.." That which is good to the use of edifying!
  • Anne
    Prov. 18:16 - says a man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. David's gift of music brought him into the presence of the king, the position for which he was anointed to assume. King Saul did not obey God and God allowed him to be troubled by an evil spirit thereby his need for music to soothe his troubled spirit. Let us be prepared and ready to be used of God.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God looks beyond outer appearances and he sees into the heart of man as verse 7 shows.
  • April
    I think Samuel mourning was grieving not really praying,in vs1 Father asked how long will you grieve,I think Samuel is of old age and thought his people would have a king to follow that worshiped our father,and well that didn't turn out,instead of obeying,Saul did what the people wanted NOT father.On the music aspect,u are refering to SECUALR music anything not of religious uplifting and positive.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    David has been a man after God's Heart even from youth. He cherished playing instruments and singing unto the Lord. His numerous Psalms exemplify this. This shows how pleased God is if we sing His praises and adore Him through playing of musical instruments.
  • Sheba holman
    When Samuel was mourning for Saul would you call it grieving or praying

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