New Living Translation
So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.
King James Bible
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
Darby Bible Translation
And David came to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.
World English Bible
David came to Saul, and stood before him. He loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.
Young's Literal Translation
And David cometh in unto Saul, and standeth before him, and he loveth him greatly; and he is a bearer of his weapons.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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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He was thirty years old when he began serving in the court of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Joseph left Pharaoh's presence, he inspected the entire land of Egypt.
He quickly said to his young armor bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me! Don't let it be said that a woman killed Abimelech!" So the young man ran him through with his sword, and he died.
1 Samuel 16:22
Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, "Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him."
1 Samuel 17:15
but David went back and forth so he could help his father with the sheep in Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 17:55
As Saul watched David go out to fight the Philistine, he asked Abner, the commander of his army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" "I really don't know," Abner declared.
1 Samuel 19:7
Afterward Jonathan called David and told him what had happened. Then he brought David to Saul, and David served in the court as before.
Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.
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