1 Samuel 16:8

“Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Iesse called Abinadab, and made him passe before Samuel: and he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath Jehovah chosen this.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jesse sent for Abinadab and made him come before Samuel. And he said, The Lord has not taken this one.
- Basic English Bible

Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither has Jehovah chosen this one.
- Darby Bible

Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
- Webster's Bible

Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, "Neither has Yahweh chosen this one."
- World English Bible

And Jesse calleth unto Abinadab, and causeth him to pass by before Samuel; and he saith, `Also on this Jehovah hath not fixed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said: 'Neither hath the LORD chosen this.'
- 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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