Psalm 78:70 {77:70}
Good News Translation
He chose his servant David; he took him from the pastures,

Contemporary English Version
The Lord God chose David to be his servant and took him from tending sheep

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young,

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And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young,

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Psalm 89:19,20 Then thou spokest in a vision to thy saints, and saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of my people. . . .

1 Samuel 16:11,12 And Samuel said to Isai: Are here all thy sons? He answered: There remaineth yet a young one, who keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said to Isai: Send, and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. . . .

2 Samuel 3:18 Now then do it: because the Lord hath spoken to David, saying: By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the hands of the Philistines, and of all their enemies.

2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michol: Before the Lord, who chose me rather than thy father, and than all his house, and commanded me to be ruler over the people of the Lord in Israel,

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised them up David to be king: to whom giving testimony, he said: I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man according to my own heart, who shall do all my wills.

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Exodus 3:1,10 Now Moses fed the sheep of Jethro, his father in law, the priest of Madian: and he drove the flock to the inner parts of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, Horeb. . . .

1 Samuel 17:15 David went, and returned from Saul, to feed his father's flock at Bethlehem.

2 Samuel 7:8 And now thus shalt thou speak to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I took thee out of the pastures from following the sheep to be ruler over my people Israel:

1 Kings 19:19,20 And Elias departing from thence, found Eliseus, the son of Saphat, ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen: and he was one of them that were ploughing with, twelve yoke of oxen: and when Elias came up to him, he cast his mantle upon him. . . .

Amos 7:14,15 But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom. . . .

Matthew 4:18-22 And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers). . . .

Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
69And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land which he founded for ever. 70And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young,71To feed Jacob his servant and Israel his inheritance.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:1
And the Lord said to Samuel: How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, whom I have rejected from reigning over Israel? fill thy horn with oil, and come, that I may send thee to Isai, the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel said to Isai: Are here all thy sons? He answered: There remaineth yet a young one, who keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said to Isai: Send, and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

1 Samuel 16:12
He sent therefore and brought him. Now he was ruddy and beautiful to behold, and of a comely face. And the Lord said: Arise, and anoint him, for this is he.

2 Samuel 7:8
And now thus shalt thou speak to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I took thee out of the pastures from following the sheep to be ruler over my people Israel:

2 Samuel 23:1
Now these are David's last words. David the son of Isai said: The man to whom it was appointed concerning the Christ of the God of Jacob, the excellent psalmist of Israel said:

Psalm 89:19
Then thou spokest in a vision to thy saints, and saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of my people.

Additional Translations
He chose David His servant and took him from the sheepfolds;He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

He chose David also his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds:

He chose David also his servant, and took him up from the flocks of sheep.

And he chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheep-folds:

He also chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

And He fixeth on David His servant, And taketh him from the folds of a flock,
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