1 Samuel 16:21
Modern Translations
New International Version
David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers.

New Living Translation
So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.

English Standard Version
And David came to Saul and entered his service. And Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer.

Berean Study Bible
When David came to Saul and entered his service, Saul admired him greatly, and David became his armor-bearer.

New American Standard Bible
Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul greatly loved him, and he became his armor bearer.

NASB 1995
Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.

NASB 1977
Then David came to Saul and attended him, and Saul loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.

Amplified Bible
Then David came to Saul and attended him. Saul loved him greatly and [later] David became his armor bearer.

Christian Standard Bible
When David came to Saul and entered his service, Saul loved him very much, and David became his armor-bearer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David came to Saul and entered his service, Saul admired him greatly, and David became his armor-bearer.

Contemporary English Version
David went to Saul and started working for him. Saul liked him so much that he put David in charge of carrying his weapons.

Good News Translation
David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much and chose him as the man to carry his weapons.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David came to Saul and served him. Saul loved him very much and made David his armorbearer.

International Standard Version
David went to Saul and began to serve him. Saul loved him very much, and he became his armor bearer.

NET Bible
David came to Saul and stood before him. Saul liked him a great deal, and he became his armor bearer.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

New King James Version
So David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armorbearer.

King James 2000 Bible
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armorbearer.

New Heart English Bible
David came to Saul, and stood before him. He loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.

World English Bible
David came to Saul, and stood before him. He loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.

American King James Version
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer.

American Standard Version
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armorbearer.

A Faithful Version
And David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer..

Darby Bible Translation
And David came to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.

English Revised Version
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armor-bearer.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And Dauid came to Saul, and stoode before him: and he loued him verie well, and he was his armour bearer.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Dauid came to Saul, and stoode before him, and he loued him very well, & he was made his harnesse bearer.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
So Dauid came to Saul, & stode before him, & he loued him well, and he became his wapen bearer.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And David comes to Saul, and stands before him, and he loves him greatly; and he is a bearer of his weapons.

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.

Smith's Literal Translation
And David will come to Saul, and stand before him: and he will love him greatly; and he will be to him lifting up the arms.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him exceedingly, and made him his armourbearer.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And David went to Saul, and stood before him. And he loved him exceedingly, and he made him his armor bearer.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And David came to Shaul and stood before him, and he loved him greatly, and he was Armor Bearer for him

Lamsa Bible
And David came to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armorbearer.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And David came to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David went in to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.








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