1 Samuel 16:6

“And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lords anointed is before him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely Jehovah's anointed is before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when they came, looking at Eliab, he said, Clearly the man of the Lord's selection is before him.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely Jehovah's anointed is before him.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass when they had come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eliab, and said, "Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him."
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, in their coming in, that he seeth Eliab, and saith, `Surely, before Jehovah [is] His anointed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when they were come, that he beheld Eliab, and said: 'Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 16:6


16:6 Before him - That is, in this place where God is now present. For it is observable, that not only the sacrifice is said to be offered, but even the feast upon the remainders of it is said, to be eaten before the Lord, #Deut 12:7|, that is, before or near his altar, where God was present in a special manner. This I take to be the person I am sent to anoint: wherein yet be was mistaken, as other prophets sometimes were, when they hastily spake their own thoughts, before they had consulted God.


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