1 Samuel 16:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, "Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him."

New Living Translation
Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, "Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him."

English Standard Version
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David remain in my service, for he has found favor in my sight.”

New American Standard Bible
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight."

King James Bible
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul sent word to Jesse: "Let David remain in my service, for I am pleased with him."

International Standard Version
Saul sent a messenger to Jesse to tell him, "Allow David to serve me, because I'm pleased with him."

NET Bible
Then Saul sent word to Jesse saying, "Let David be my servant, for I really like him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul sent [this message] to Jesse, "Please let David stay with me because I have grown fond of him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying: 'Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.'

New American Standard 1977
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David now stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me, for he has found favour in my sight.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray you, stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight.

American King James Version
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray you, stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight.

American Standard Version
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favor in my sight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul sent to Isai, saying: Let David stand before me: for he hath found favour in my sight.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he has found favour in my sight.

English Revised Version
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favor in my sight.

World English Bible
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight."

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul sendeth unto Jesse, saying, 'Let David, I pray thee, stand before me, for he hath found grace in mine eyes.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:14-23 Saul is made a terror to himself. The Spirit of the Lord departed from him. If God and his grace do not rule us, sin and Satan will have possession of us. The devil, by the Divine permission, troubled and terrified Saul, by the corrupt humours of his body, and passions of his mind. He grew fretful, peevish, and discontented, and at times a madman. It is a pity that music, which may be serviceable to the good temper of the mind, should ever be abused, to support vanity and luxury, and made an occasion of drawing the heart from God and serious things. That is driving away the good Spirit, not the evil spirit. Music, diversions, company, or business, have for a time often been employed to quiet the wounded conscience; but nothing can effect a real cure but the blood of Christ, applied in faith, and the sanctifying Spirit sealing the pardon, by his holy comforts. All other plans to dispel religious melancholy are sure to add to distress, either in this world or the next.
Study Bible
David Serves Saul
21Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer. 22Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight." 23So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:21
Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.

1 Samuel 16:23
So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.

Daniel 1:5
The king appointed for them a daily ration from the king's choice food and from the wine which he drank, and appointed that they should be educated three years, at the end of which they were to enter the king's personal service.
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