1 Samuel 16:20

“And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesse tooke an asse laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by Dauid his sonne vnto Saul.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesse took a donkey {loaded with} bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent {them} to Saul by David his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesse took an ass `laden' with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesse took five cakes of bread and a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them to Saul by David.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesse took an ass with bread, and a flask of wine, and a kid, and sent [them] by David his son to Saul.
- Darby Bible

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Saul.
- Webster's Bible

Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by David his son to Saul.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 16:20


16:20 Sent him - This present, though in our times it would seem contemptible, yet was very agreeable to the usage of those times, and to the condition of Jesse, which was but mean in the world. And it seems to have been the custom of those times, (as it is yet in the eastern countries) when they made their appearance before princes, or great persons, to bring a present.


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