1 Samuel 16:19

“Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore Saul sent messengers vnto Iesse, and said, Send me Dauid thy sonne, which is with the sheepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David who is with the flock."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Saul sent his servants to Jesse and said, Send me your son David who is with the sheep.
- Basic English Bible

Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, Send to me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, "Send me David your son, who is with the sheep."
- World English Bible

And Saul sendeth messengers unto Jesse, and saith, `Send unto me David thy son, who [is] with the flock.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said: 'Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 16:19


16:18 Prudent - Wonder not, that David was so suddenly advanced, from a poor shepherd, to so great a reputation; for these were the effects of that Spirit of the Lord which he received when he was anointed. The Lord, &c. - That is, directs and prospers all his undertakings.

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.


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