New Living Translation
One of the servants said to Saul, "One of Jesse's sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that--he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the LORD is with him."
King James Bible
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And one of the young men answered and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skilled in playing, and he is a valiant man and a man of war, and skilled in speech, and of good presence, and Jehovah is with him.
World English Bible
Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him."
Young's Literal Translation
And one of the servants answereth and saith, 'Lo, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-Lehemite, skilful in playing, and a mighty virtuous man, and a man of battle, and intelligent in word, and a man of form, and Jehovah is with him.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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, and c. - That is, directs and prospers all his undertakings.
LibraryThe Christ Crowned, the Fact
"When God sought a King for His people of old, He went to the fields to find him; A shepherd was he, with his crook and his lute And a following flock behind him. "O love of the sheep, O joy of the lute, And the sling and the stone for battle; A shepherd was King, the giant was naught, And the enemy driven like cattle. "When God looked to tell of His good will to men, And the Shepherd-King's son whom He gave them; To shepherds, made meek a-caring for sheep, He told of a Christ sent to save them. …
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
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1 Samuel 3:19
As Samuel grew up, the LORD was with him, and everything Samuel said proved to be reliable.
1 Samuel 16:17
"All right," Saul said. "Find me someone who plays well, and bring him here."
1 Samuel 16:19
So Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, "Send me your son David, the shepherd."
1 Samuel 17:12
Now David was the son of a man named Jesse, an Ephrathite from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. Jesse was an old man at that time, and he had eight sons.
1 Samuel 17:32
"Don't worry about this Philistine," David told Saul. "I'll go fight him!"
1 Samuel 18:12
Saul was then afraid of David, for the LORD was with David and had turned away from Saul.
1 Samuel 18:14
David continued to succeed in everything he did, for the LORD was with him.
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