New Living Translation
So Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, "Send me your son David, the shepherd."
King James Bible
Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send me David thy son, who is with the sheep.
World English Bible
Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, "Send me David your son, who is with the sheep."
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul sendeth messengers unto Jesse, and saith, 'Send unto me David thy son, who is with the flock.'
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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 16:18
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."
1 Samuel 16:20
Jesse responded by sending David to Saul, along with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a wineskin full of wine.
1 Samuel 17:15
but David went back and forth so he could help his father with the sheep in Bethlehem.
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