1Now the LORD said to Samuel, "(A)How long will you grieve over Saul, since (B)I have rejected him from being king over Israel? (C)Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to (D)Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have (E)selected a king for Myself among his sons."2But Samuel said, "How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me." And the LORD said, "(F)Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.' 3"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and (G)I will show you what you shall do; and (H)you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you." 4So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to (I)Bethlehem And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, "(J)Do you come in peace?" 5He said, "In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. (K)Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 6When they entered, he looked at (L)Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him." 7But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, (M)but the LORD looks at the heart." 8Then Jesse called (N)Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 9Next Jesse made (O)Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 10Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these." 11And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "(P)There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."
12So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with (Q)beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance And the LORD said, "(R)Arise, anoint him; for this is he."13Then Samuel took the horn of oil and (S)anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and (T)the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah. Cross references:1 Samuel 16:1 : 1 Sam 15:35 1 Samuel 16:1 : 1 Sam 13:13, 14; 15:23 1 Samuel 16:1 : 1 Sam 9:16; 10:1; 2 Kin 9:1 1 Samuel 16:1 : Ruth 4:17-22 1 Samuel 16:1 : Ps 78:70, 71; Acts 13:22 1 Samuel 16:2 : 1 Sam 20:29 1 Samuel 16:3 : Ex 4:15; Acts 9:6 1 Samuel 16:3 : Deut 17:14, 15; 1 Sam 9:16 1 Samuel 16:4 : Gen 48:7; Luke 2:4 1 Samuel 16:4 : 1 Kin 2:13; 2 Kin 9:22; 1 Chr 12:17, 18 1 Samuel 16:5 : Gen 35:2; Ex 19:10 1 Samuel 16:6 : 1 Sam 17:13 1 Samuel 16:7 : 1 Sam 2:3; 1 Kin 8:39; 1 Chr 28:9; Luke 16:15 1 Samuel 16:8 : 1 Sam 17:13 1 Samuel 16:9 : 1 Sam 17:13 1 Samuel 16:11 : 1 Sam 17:12; 2 Sam 13:3 1 Samuel 16:12 : Gen 39:6; Ex 2:2; Acts 7:20 1 Samuel 16:12 : 1 Sam 9:17 1 Samuel 16:13 : 1 Sam 10:1 1 Samuel 16:13 : Num 27:18; 1 Sam 10:6, 9, 10
Cross references:Isaiah 35:3 : Job 4:3, 4; Heb 12:12
Isaiah 35:4 : Is 32:4
Isaiah 35:4 : Is 1:24; 47:3; 61:2; 63:4
Isaiah 35:4 : Is 34:8; 59:18
Isaiah 35:4 : Ps 145:19; Is 33:22; 35:4
Isaiah 35:5 : Is 29:18; 32:3, 4; 42:7, 16; 50:4; Matt 11:5; John 9:6, 7
Isaiah 35:6 : Matt 15:30; John 5:8, 9; Acts 3:8
Isaiah 35:6 : Matt 9:32; Luke 11:14
Isaiah 35:6 : Is 35:1; 41:18; 43:19; 49:10; 51:3; John 7:38
Isaiah 35:7 : Is 49:10
Isaiah 35:7 : Is 13:22; 34:13
3(A)Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
4Say to those with (B)anxious heart,
"Take courage, fear not
Behold, your God will come with (C)vengeance;
The (D)recompense of God will come,
But He will (E)save you."
5Then the (F)eyes of the blind will be opened
And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
6Then the (G)lame will leap like a deer,
And the (H)tongue of the mute will shout for joy
For waters will break forth in the (I)wilderness
And streams in the Arabah.
7The scorched land will become a pool
And the thirsty ground (J)springs of water;
In the (K)haunt of jackals, its resting place,
Grass becomes reeds and rushes.
1If I speak with the (A)tongues of men and of (B)angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a (C)clanging cymbal.2If I have the gift of (D)prophecy, and know all (E)mysteries and all (F)knowledge; and if I have (G)all faith, so as to (H)remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3And if I (I)give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I (J)surrender my body [a]to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 4Love (K)is patient, love is kind and (L)is not jealous; love does not brag and is not (M)arrogant, 5does not act unbecomingly; it (N)does not seek its own, is not provoked, (O)does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6(P)does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but (Q)rejoices with the truth; 7(R)bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails; but if there are gifts of (S)prophecy, they will be done away; if there are (T)tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9For we (U)know in part and we prophesy in part; 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12For now we (V)see in a mirror dimly, but then (W)face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also (X)have been fully known. 13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is (Y)love. Footnotes:1 Corinthians 13:3 Early mss read that I may boast
1[a](A)Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have (B)walked in my integrity,
And I have (C)trusted in the LORD (D)without wavering.
2(E)Examine me, O LORD, and try me;
(F)Test my [b]mind and my heart.
3For Your (G)lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have (H)walked in Your truth.
4I do not (I)sit with [c]deceitful men,
Nor will I go with (J)pretenders.
5I (K)hate the assembly of evildoers,
And I will not sit with the wicked.
6I shall (L)wash my hands in innocence,
And I will go about (M)Your altar, O LORD,
7That I may proclaim with the voice of (N)thanksgiving
And declare all Your wonders.
8O LORD, I (O)love the habitation of Your house
And the place where Your (P)glory dwells.
9(Q)Do not take my soul away along with sinners,
Nor my life with (R)men of bloodshed,
10In whose hands is a (S)wicked scheme,
And whose right hand is full of (T)bribes.
11But as for me, I shall (U)walk in my integrity;
(V)Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12(W)My foot stands on a (X)level place;
In the (Y)congregations I shall bless the LORD.
Cross references:Job 34:10 : Gen 18:25; Deut 32:4; Job 8:3; 34:12; Rom 9:14
Job 34:11 : Job 34:25; Ps 62:12; Prov 24:12; Jer 32:19; Ezek 33:20; Matt 16:27; Rom 2:6; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 22:12
Job 34:12 : Job 34:10
Job 34:13 : Job 38:4
Job 34:13 : Job 38:5
Job 34:14 : Job 12:10; Ps 104:29; Eccl 12:7
Job 34:15 : Gen 7:21; Job 9:22
Job 34:15 : Gen 3:19; Job 10:9
Job 34:17 : 2 Sam 23:3; Job 34:30
Job 34:17 : Job 40:8
Job 34:19 : Lev 19:15; Deut 10:17; 2 Chr 19:7; Acts 10:34; Rom 2:11; Gal 2:6; Eph 6:9; Col 3:25; 1 Pet 1:17
Job 34:19 : Job 10:3
Job 34:20 : Ex 12:29; Job 34:25; 36:20
Job 34:20 : Job 12:19
Job 34:21 : Job 24:23; 31:4; Prov 5:21; 15:3; Jer 16:17
Job 34:22 : Ps 139:11, 12; Amos 9:2, 3
Job 34:23 : Job 11:11
Job 34:24 : Job 12:19
Job 34:25 : Job 34:11
Job 34:25 : Job 34:20
Job 34:26 : Ps 9:5; 11:5
Job 34:27 : 1 Sam 15:11
Job 34:27 : Job 21:14
Job 34:28 : Job 35:9; James 5:4
Job 34:28 : Ex 22:23; Job 22:27
Job 34:30 : Job 5:15; 20:5; 34:17; Prov 29:2-12
Job 34:32 : Job 33:27
Job 34:33 : Job 41:11
10"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
Far be it from God to (A)do wickedness,
And from the Almighty to do wrong.
11"For He pays a man according to (B)his work,
And makes him find it according to his way.
12"Surely, (C)God will not act wickedly,
And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
13"Who (D)gave Him authority over the earth?
And who (E)has laid on Him the whole world?
14"If He should determine to do so,
If He should (F)gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
15All (G)flesh would perish together,
And man would (H)return to dust.
16"But if you have understanding, hear this;
Listen to the sound of my words.
17"Shall (I)one who hates justice rule?
And (J)will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
18Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,'
To nobles, 'Wicked ones';
19Who shows no (K)partiality to princes
Nor regards the rich above the poor,
For they all are the (L)work of His hands?
20"In a moment they die, and (M)at midnight
People are shaken and pass away,
And (N)the mighty are taken away without a hand.
21"For (O)His eyes are upon the ways of a man,
And He sees all his steps.
22"There is (P)no darkness or deep shadow
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23"For He does not (Q)need to consider a man further,
That he should go before God in judgment.
24"He breaks in pieces (R)mighty men without inquiry,
And sets others in their place.
25"Therefore He (S)knows their works,
And (T)He overthrows them in the night,
And they are crushed.
26"He (U)strikes them like the wicked
In a public place,
27Because they (V)turned aside from following Him,
And (W)had no regard for any of His ways;
28So that they caused (X)the cry of the poor to come to Him,
And that He might (Y)hear the cry of the afflicted--
29When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
That is, in regard to both nation and man?--
30So that (Z)godless men would not rule
Nor be snares of the people.
31"For has anyone said to God,
'I have borne chastisement;
I will not offend anymore;
32Teach me what I do not see;
If I have (AA)done iniquity,
I will not do it again'?
33"Shall He (AB)recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it?
For you must choose, and not I;
Therefore declare what you know.
1The LORD is my (A)light and my (B)salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the (C)defense of my life;
(D)Whom shall I dread?
2When evildoers came upon me to (E)devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they (F)stumbled and fell.
3Though a (G)host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be (H)confident.
4(I)One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may (J)dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold (K)the [a]beauty of the LORD
And to [b](L)meditate in His temple.
5For in the (M)day of trouble He will (N)conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will (O)hide me;
He will (P)lift me up on a rock.
6And now (Q)my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent (R)sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will (S)sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
7(T)Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
And be gracious to me and (U)answer me.
8When You said, "(V)Seek My face," my heart said to You,
"Your face, O LORD, (W)I shall seek."
9(X)Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in (Y)anger;
You have been (Z)my help;
(AA)Do not abandon me nor (AB)forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
10For my father and (AC)my mother have forsaken me,
But (AD)the LORD will take me up.
11(AE)Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a (AF)level path
Because of my foes.
12Do not deliver me over to the (AG)desire of my adversaries,
For (AH)false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as (AI)breathe out violence.
13I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the (AJ)goodness of the LORD
In the (AK)land of the living.
14(AL)Wait for the LORD;
Be (AM)strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.