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the LORD : fan&tify yourselves, and come with me to the Sacrifice. And he fanctified Jesle and his Sons, and called them to the Sacrifice.

6 And it came to pass when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's Anointed is before him.

7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his Countenance, or on the Height of his Stature; because I have refused him : for the LORD seeth not as Man feeth; for Man looketh on the outward Appearance, but the LORD looketh on the Heart.

8 Then Jeffe called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel: and he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by: and he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

10 Again, Jeffe made seven of his Sons to pass before Samuel : and Samuel faid unto Jeffe, The LORD hath not i chosen these.

11 And Samuel said unto Jeffe, Áre here all thy Children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and behold, he keepeth the Sheep. And Samuel said unto Jeffe, Send and fetch him : for we will not fit down till he come hither.

12 And he sent and brought him in: Now he was RUDdy, and withal of a BEAUTIFUL COUNTENANCE, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he.

13 Then Samuel took the Horn of Oil, and anointed him in the midst of his Brethren : and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David, from that Day forward : fo Sao muel rose up and went to Ramah.

14 But the Spirit of the LORD DEPARTED from Saul, and an EVIL SPIRIT from the LORD troubled him.

15 Ard Saul's Servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil Spirit from God troubleth thee.

16 Let our Lord now command thy Servants which are before thee, to seek out a Man who is a cunning Player on an Harp: and it shall come to pass when the EVIL SPIRIT from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his Hand, and thou halt be well.

17 And Saul said unto his Servants, Provide me now a Man that can play well, and bring him to me. 18 Then answered one of the Servants, and said, Behold,

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I have seen a Son of Jeffe the Beth-lehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant Man, and a Man of War, and prudent in Matters, and a comely Person, and the LORD is with him.

19 Wherefore Saul sent Messengers unto Jeffe, and said, Send me David thy Son, which is with the Sheep.

20 And Jefle took an Ass laden with Bread, and a Bottle of Wine, and a Kid, and sent them by David his Son unto Saul.

21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly, and he became his Armour-bearer.

22 And Saul sent to Jeffe, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me : for he hath found Favour in my fight.

23 And it came to pass, when the evil SPIRIT from God was upon Saul, that David took an HARP, and played with his Hand : so Saul was REFRESHED, and was well, and the EVIL SPIRIT departed from him.

CH A P. XVII.

i The Armies of the Israelites and Philistines being ready to

Battle, 4 Goliah cometh proudly forth to challenge a Combat : 12 David sent by his Father to visit his Brethren, die cepteth his Challenge, 38 and killeth him.

Ver. 1

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PSAL IX. stines gathered to

To the Chief Musician upon Muthte

labben, a Psalm of David. gether their Armies to Battle, This Psalm is supposed to be pean'd and were gathered together at by David upon his Vi&ory over GoShochoh, which belongeth to Ver. 1 Will PRAISE thee, O LORD, Judah, and pitched between 'I with my weer te doen Shochoh and Azekah, in E- lhew forth all thy marvellous Works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: phef-dammim.

I will sING Praise to thy Name, O 2 And Saul and the Men thou moft High. of Israel were gathered toge- back, they thall fall and perilh at

3 When mine Enemies are turned ther, and pitched by the Val- back, they shall fall and perith at

thy Presence, ley of Elah, and set the Battle 4 For thou haft MAINTAINED my in aray against the Philistines. Right and my Cause, thou sattet

in the THRONE judging RIGHT. 3 And the Philistines stood

s Thou haft RebuxED the Heathen, on a Mountain on the one thou hast DESTROYED. the wicked, side, and Israel stood on a

thou hast put out their Name for C.

ver and ever. Mountain on the other side :

60 thou Enemy, DESTRUCTIONS

and

NESS.

and there was a Valley be- are come to a PERPETUAL End : and tween them.

thou haft destroyed Cities, their Me-.

MORIAL is perished with them. 4 And there went out a But the LORD shall endure for Champion out of the Camp ever : he hath prepared his THRONE of the Philistines, named Go for JUDGMENT

8 And he shall judge the WORLD liah, of Gath, whose Height in RIGHTEOUSNESS, he ihall MINISTER was fix Cubits and a Span. Judgment to the PEOPLE in U PRIGHT5 And he had an Helmet

, The LORD also will be a REFUGE of Brass upon his Head, and for the OPPRESSED, a Refuge in he was armed with a Coat of Times of Trouble. Mail : and the Weight of will put their Trust in thee: for thou,

10 And they that know thy NAME the Coat was five thousand LORD, haft not FORSAKEN them that Shekels of Brass.

SEEK thee. 6 And he had Greaves of dwelleth in Zion: declare among

I Sing PRAISES co the LORD, which Brass upon his Legs, and a the People his Doings. Target of Brass between his

12 when he maketh INQUISITION

for Blood, he remembreth them: he Shoulders.

forgetteth not the Cry of the Hum7 And the Staff of his Spear BLE. was like a Weaver's Beam, conlider my Trouble which i luffer

13 Have Mercy upon me, O Lord, and his Spear's Head weighed of them that hate me, thou that fix hundred Shekels of Iron : LIFTEST. me up from the Gates of

DEATH: and One bearing a Shield

14. That I may shew forth all thy went before him.

Praise in the Gates of the Daughter 8 And he stood and cried of Zion : I will rejoyce in thy salva

tion. unto the Armies of Israel,

Is The Heathen are funk down in and said unto them, Why are the Pit that they made : in the Nec ye come out to set your Bat- which they hid, is their own Foot

taken. tle in aray? Am not I a Phi

16 The Lord is known by the listine, and you Servants to Judgment which he executeth': the Saul? chuse you a Man for Wicked is snared in the work of his

own Hands. you, and let him come down

17 The Wicked shall be turned into me.

to Hell, and all the Nations that 9. If he be able to fight forget God.

18 For the Needy shall not alway with me, and to kill me, then be forgotten : the Expe&ation of the will we be your Servants: Poor Thall not perish for ever. but if I prevail against him, prevail, let the Heathen be judged in

19 Arise, O LORD, let not Man and kill him, then shall ye be thy light. our Servants, and serve us. 20 Put them in fear, O LORD : 10 And the Philistine said, felves to be tur Men.

that the Nations may know themI defie the Armies of Israel this Day; give me a Man, that we may fight together.

11 When Saul and all Ifrael heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid. 1

12 Now

12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem-judah, whose name was Jeffe, and he had eight fons: and the Man went among Men for an old Man in the Days of Saul..

13 And the three eldeft sons of Jeffe went, and followed Saul to the Battle: and the Names of his three Sons that went to the Battle, were Eliab the firft-born, and next unto him, Abinadab, and the third Shammah.

14 And David was the youngest : and the three eldeft followed Saul.

15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his Father's Sheep at Beth-lehem.

16 And the Philistine drew near Morning and Evening, and presented himself forty Days.

17 And Jeffe faid unto David his Son, Take now for the Brethren, an Ephah of this parched Corn, and these ten Loaves, and run to the Camp to thy Brethren.

18 And carry these ten Cheeses unto the Captain of their thousand, and look how thy Brethren fare, and take their Pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the Men of Ifrael were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

20 And David rose up early in the Morning, and left the Sheep with a Keeper, and took and went, as Jeffe had commanded him ; and he came to the Trench, as the Hoft was going forth to the Fight, and shouted for the Battle.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the Battle in aray, Army against Army.

22 And David left his Carriage in the Hand of the Keeper of the Carriage, and ran into the Army, and came and faluted his Brethren.

z3 And as he talked with them, behold there came up the Champion, (the Philistine of Gath, Goliah by Name) out of the Armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same Words : and David heard them.

24 And all the Men of Ifrael, when they saw the Man, fied from him, and were sore afraid.

25 And the Men of Israel said, Have ye seen this Man that is come up ? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be that the Man who killeth him, the King will enrich him with great Riches, and will give him his Daughter, and make his Father's House free in Israel. 26 And David spake to the Men that stood by him, saya

ing, What Thall be done to the Man that killeth this Philiftine, and taketh away the Reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the Armies of the LIVING God?

27 And the People answered him after this manner, laying, So shall it be done to the Man that killeth him.

28 And Eliab his eldest Brother heard when he spake unto the Men; and Eliab's Anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom haft thou left those few Sheep in the Wilderness? I know thy Pride, and the Naughtiness of thine Heart : for thou art come down, that thou mightest see the Battle.

29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a Cause?

30 And he turned from him towards another, and spake after the same manner : and the People answered him again after the former manner.

31 And when the Words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul : and he sent for him.

32 And David said to Saul, Let no Man's Heart fail because of him ; thy Servant will go and fight with this Philiftine.

33 'And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine, to fight with him : for thou art but a Youth, and he a Man of War from his youth.

34 And David said unto Saul, Thy Seryant kept his Father's Sheep, and there came a Lion, and a BEAR, and took a LAMB out of the Flock :

35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his Mouth : and when he arose against me, I caught him by his Beard, and fmote him, and New him. 36 Thy Servant flew both

• John X. 28 I give unto them to the Lion and the Bear: and TERNAL LIFE ; and they shall never this uncircumcised PHILI PERISH, neither shall any PLUCK them

out of my Hand. STINE shall be as one of

29 My FATHER which gave THEM them, seeing he hath DEFIED me, is GREATER than all : and none the Armies of the LIVING ther's Haod.

is able to pluck them out of my Fa. God.

37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the Paw of the Lion, and out of the Paw of the Bear, he will deliver me out of the Hand of this Philiftine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

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