Psalm 78:70
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New International Version
He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens;

New Living Translation
He chose his servant David, calling him from the sheep pens.

English Standard Version
He chose David his servant and took him from the sheepfolds;

New American Standard Bible
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;

King James Bible
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He chose David His servant and took him from the sheepfolds;

International Standard Version
Then he chose his servant David, whom he took from the sheepfold.

NET Bible
He chose David, his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds.

New Heart English Bible
He also chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has chosen David his Servant and led him from a flock of sheep

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He chose his servant David. He took him from the sheep pens.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He chose David also His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds;

New American Standard 1977
He also chose David His servant,
            And took him from the sheepfolds;

Jubilee Bible 2000
He chose David also his slave and took him from the sheepfolds,

King James 2000 Bible
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

American King James Version
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

American Standard Version
He chose David also his servant, And took him from the sheepfolds:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he chose his servant David, and took him from the hocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young,

Darby Bible Translation
And he chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

English Revised Version
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

Webster's Bible Translation
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheep-folds:

World English Bible
He also chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

Young's Literal Translation
And He fixeth on David His servant, And taketh him from the folds of a flock,
Study Bible
I will Open My Mouth in Parables
69And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever. 70He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds; 71From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:1
Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons."

1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."

1 Samuel 16:12
So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he."

2 Samuel 7:8
"Now therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel.

2 Samuel 23:1
Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel,

Psalm 89:19
Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.
Treasury of Scripture

He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

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Psalm 89:19,20 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid …

1 Samuel 16:11,12 And Samuel said to Jesse, Are here all your children? And he said, …

2 Samuel 3:18 Now then do it: for the LORD has spoken of David, saying…

2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me …

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their …

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Exodus 3:1,10 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest …

1 Samuel 17:15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the …

1 Kings 19:19,20 So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was …

Amos 7:14,15 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither …

Matthew 4:18-22 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon …

Verse 70. - He chose David also his servant (see 1 Samuel 16:1, 12). And took him from the sheepfolds (comp. 1 Samuel 16:11, 19; 2 Samuel 7:8). He chose David also his servant,.... To be king of Israel, the youngest of his father's family, when he rejected all the rest; see 1 Samuel 16:6, an eminent type of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is called by his name, Psalm 89:3 and the signification of his name "Beloved" agrees with him, who is beloved of God, as his Son, and as man and Mediator; and beloved of men, of all the saints: and so likewise his character as a servant suits with him; who not only frequently has the name of a servant, Psalm 89:19, but appeared in the form of one, Philippians 2:7, had the work of a servant to do, which he has accomplished, even the great work of our salvation, John 17:4, in doing which, and all things leading on and appertaining to it, he took the utmost delight and pleasure, and used the greatest diligence and assiduity, John 4:34 and justly acquired the character of a faithful and righteous servant, Isaiah 53:11, and to this work and office he was chosen and called by his Father, Isaiah 42:1,

and took him from the sheepfolds; from whence he was fetched when Samuel was sent by the Lord to anoint him, 1 Samuel 16:11, so Moses, while he was feeding his father's sheep, was called to be the saviour and deliverer of Israel, Exodus 3:1, and Amos was taken from following the flock to be a prophet of the Lord, Amos 7:13, and as David was a type of Christ, this may express the mean condition of our Lord, in his state of humiliation, previous to his exaltation, and the more open exercise of his kingly office. 70-72. God's sovereignty was illustrated in this choice. The contrast is striking—humility and exaltation—and the correspondence is beautiful.78:56-72 After the Israelites were settled in Canaan, the children were like their fathers. God gave them his testimonies, but they turned back. Presumptuous sins render even Israelites hateful to God's holiness, and exposed to his justice. Those whom the Lord forsakes become an easy prey to the destroyer. And sooner or later, God will disgrace his enemies. He set a good government over his people; a monarch after his own heart. With good reason does the psalmist make this finishing, crowning instance of God's favour to Israel; for David was a type of Christ, the great and good Shepherd, who was humbled first, and then exalted; and of whom it was foretold, that he should be filled with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. On the uprightness of his heart, and the skilfulness of his hands, all his subjects may rely; and of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Every trial of human nature hitherto, confirms the testimony of Scripture, that the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, and nothing but being created anew by the Holy Ghost can cure the ungodliness of any.
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