New Living Translation
Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, "Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him."
King James Bible
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he has found favour in my sight.
World English Bible
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight."
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul sendeth unto Jesse, saying, 'Let David, I pray thee, stand before me, for he hath found grace in mine eyes.'
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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 16:21
So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.
1 Samuel 16:23
And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.
The king assigned them a daily ration of food and wine from his own kitchens. They were to be trained for three years, and then they would enter the royal service.
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