1 Samuel 16:3

“And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And call Iesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt doe: and thou shalt anoynt vnto mee him whom I name vnto thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And send for Jesse to be present at the offering, and I will make clear to you what you are to do: and you are to put the holy oil on him whose name I give you.
- Basic English Bible

And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will tell thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
- Darby Bible

And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint to me him whom I name to thee.
- Webster's Bible

Call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. You shall anoint to me him whom I name to you."
- World English Bible

and thou hast called for Jesse in the sacrifice, and I cause thee to know that which thou dost do, and thou hast anointed to Me him of whom I speak unto thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will tell thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint unto Me him whom I name unto thee.'
- 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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