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

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

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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