1 Samuel 16:6
Modern Translations
New International Version
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed stands here before the LORD."

New Living Translation
When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the LORD’s anointed!”

English Standard Version
When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him.”

Berean Study Bible
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, “Surely here before the LORD is His anointed.”

New American Standard Bible
When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is standing before Him.”

NASB 1995
When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him."

NASB 1977
Then it came about when they entered, that he looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is before Him.”

Amplified Bible
So it happened, when they had come, he looked at Eliab [the eldest son] and thought, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is before Him.”

Christian Standard Bible
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, “Certainly the LORD’s anointed one is here before him.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, "Certainly the LORD's anointed one is here before Him."

Contemporary English Version
When Jesse and his sons arrived, Samuel noticed Jesse's oldest son, Eliab. "He has to be the one the LORD has chosen," Samuel said to himself.

Good News Translation
When they arrived, Samuel saw Jesse's son Eliab and said to himself, "This man standing here in the LORD's presence is surely the one he has chosen."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they came, he saw Eliab and thought, "Certainly, here in the LORD's presence is his anointed king."

International Standard Version
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab, and said, "Surely he's the LORD's anointed."

NET Bible
When they arrived, Samuel noticed Eliab and said to himself, "Surely, here before the LORD stands his chosen king!"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.

New King James Version
So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is before Him!”

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eliab, and said, "Surely the LORD's anointed is before him."

World English Bible
It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eliab, and said, "Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him."

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed is before him.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely Jehovah's anointed is before him.

A Faithful Version
And it came to pass as they came in, he saw Eliab and said, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before the LORD."

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely Jehovah's anointed is before him.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass when they had come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And when they were come, hee looked on Eliab, and saide, Surely the Lordes Anointed is before him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And when they were come, he loked on Eliab, & saide: Surelye the Lordes annoynted is before him.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Now wha they came in, he behelde Eliab, & thoughte, whether he shulde be his anoynted before the LORDE.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, in their coming in, that he sees Eliab and says, “Surely His anointed [is] here before YHWH.”

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in their coming in, that he seeth Eliab, and saith, 'Surely, before Jehovah is His anointed.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And it will be in their coming, and he will see Eliab, and he said, Surely, before Jehovah his Messiah.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were come in, he saw Eliab, and said: Is the Lord's anointed before him?

Catholic Public Domain Version
And when they had entered, he saw Eliab, and he said, “Could he be the Christ in the sight of the Lord?”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And when they came, he saw Eliab and said: “The Anointed of LORD JEHOVAH is like him!”

Lamsa Bible
And when they were come, he looked to Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is like him.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he beheld Eliab, and said: 'Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him.'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when they came in, that he saw Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before him.








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