1 Samuel 16:6
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New International Version
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed stands here before the LORD."

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely Jehovah's anointed is before him.

World English Bible
It happened, when they had come, that he looked at Eliab, and said, "Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him."

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in their coming in, that he seeth Eliab, and saith, 'Surely, before Jehovah is His anointed.'

1 Samuel 16:6 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sanctify yourselves - Change your clothes, and wash your bodies in pure water, and prepare your minds by meditation, reflection, and prayer; that, being in the spirit of sacrifice, ye may offer acceptably to the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Eliab

1 Samuel 17:13,22 And the three oldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle...

1 Chronicles 2:13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third,

1 Chronicles 27:18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brothers of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:

Elihu
Surely

Judges 8:18 Then said he to Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they whom you slew at Tabor? And they answered, As you are, so were they...

1 Kings 12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

Library
The Shepherd-King
'And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt them mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel! fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided Me a king among his sons. 2. And Samuel said, How can I go? If Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord. 3. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Early Days
The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:13
Jesse's three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah.

1 Chronicles 28:4
"Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, and from my father's sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

2 Chronicles 11:18
Rehoboam married Mahalath, who was the daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Jesse's son Eliab.

Psalm 84:9
Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.

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