1 Samuel 16:22

“And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 16:22

And Saul sent to Iesse, saying, Let Dauid, I pray thee, stand before me: for hee hath found fauour in my sight.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favor in my sight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Saul sent to Jesse saying, Let David be with me, for he is pleasing to me.
- Basic English Bible

And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he has found favour in my sight.
- Darby Bible

And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favor in my sight.
- Webster's Bible

Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight."
- World English Bible

And Saul sendeth unto Jesse, saying, `Let David, I pray thee, stand before me, for he hath found grace in mine eyes.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Saul sent to Jesse, saying: 'Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 16:22

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 16:22


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.

16:21 Stood before him - That is, waited upon him. And he loved him greatly - So there was something good in Saul still: he had not lost all, tho' he had lost the kingdom. Armour - bearer - He had that place conferred upon him, though we do not read that he ever exercised it; for it seems he was gone back to his father upon some occasion not related; and had abode with him some considerable time before the war described, chap.#17:1 |- 53, happened.

16:23 Departed - Namely, for a season. And the reason of this success, may be, partly natural, and partly, supernatural, respecting David; whom God designed by this means to bring into favour with the king, and so to smooth the way for his advancement.


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