1 Samuel 16:1; 2 Samuel 7:8; 1 Chronicles 28:4

David Anointed King

16 The Lord said to Samuel, rHow long will you grieve over Saul, since sI have rejected him from being king over Israel? tFill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, ufor I have provided for myself a king among his sons.


Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, Thus says the Lord of hosts, eI took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince1 over my people Israel.


Yet the Lord God of Israel qchose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel rforever. sFor he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's thouse, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.