1 Samuel 16 Commentary

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1 Samuel 16:1-5

Samuel travels to Bethlehem to anoint a son of Jesse as king over Israel

1 Samuel 16:6-13

After the sacrifice, Jesse makes each of his sons pass before Samuel. The first seven are not chosen, so lastly they call for David. David was the youngest son and the least likely to be the Lord’s anointed in the eyes of Samuel and in the eyes of Jesse his father.

1 Samuel 16:14-23

God solidifies His rejection of Saul as king over Israel by removing His Spirit from him and sending a tormenting spirit upon the king.