1 Samuel 16:20
New International Version
So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul.

New Living Translation
Jesse responded by sending David to Saul, along with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a wineskin full of wine.

English Standard Version
And Jesse took a donkey laden with bread and a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them by David his son to Saul.

Berean Study Bible
And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat, and sent them to Saul with his son David.

New American Standard Bible
Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.

King James Bible
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

Christian Standard Bible
So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a wineskin, and one young goat and sent them by his son David to Saul.

Contemporary English Version
Jesse loaded a donkey with bread and a goatskin full of wine, then he told David to take the donkey and a young goat to Saul.

Good News Translation
Jesse sent David to Saul with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a leather bag full of wine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat and sent them by his son David to Saul.

International Standard Version
Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and one kid, and sent them to Saul along with his son David.

NET Bible
So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and a young goat and sent them to Saul with his son David.

New Heart English Bible
And Jesse took a donkey and loaded it with an omer of bread, and a skin of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by David his son to Saul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesse took six bushels of bread, a full wineskin, and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

New American Standard 1977
And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread and a bottle of wine and a kid and sent them by David, his son, unto Saul.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesse took a donkey laden with bread, and a skin of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

American King James Version
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Saul.

American Standard Version
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jessae took a homer of bread, and a bottle of wine, and one kid of the goats, and sent them by the hand of his son David to Saul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Isai took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid of the flock, and sent them by the hand of David his son to Saul.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesse took an ass with bread, and a flask of wine, and a kid, and sent [them] by David his son to Saul.

English Revised Version
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Saul.

World English Bible
Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by David his son to Saul.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesse taketh an ass, with bread, and a bottle of wine, and one kid of the goats, and sendeth by the hand of David his son unto Saul.
Study Bible
David Serves Saul
19So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” 20And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat, and sent them to Saul with his son David. 21When David came to Saul and entered his service, Saul admired him greatly, and David became his armor-bearer.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:4
They will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hands.

1 Samuel 10:27
But some worthless men said, "How can this man deliver us?" So they despised him and brought him no gifts; but Saul held his peace.

1 Samuel 16:19
So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David, who is with the sheep."

1 Samuel 17:18
Take also these ten portions of cheese to the commander of their unit. Check on the welfare of your brothers and bring back an assurance from them.

Proverbs 18:16
A man's gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Saul.

an ass laden.

1 Samuel 10:27
But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 17:18
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

1 Samuel 25:18
Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.







Lexicon
And Jesse
יִשַׁ֜י (yi·šay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3448: Jesse -- father of David

took
וַיִּקַּ֨ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a donkey [loaded with]
חֲמ֥וֹר (ḥă·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

bread,
לֶ֙חֶם֙ (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

a skin
וְנֹ֣אד (wə·nōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4997: A skin bottle, skin

of wine,
יַ֔יִן (ya·yin)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication

and one
אֶחָ֑ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

young goat,
וּגְדִ֥י (ū·ḡə·ḏî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1423: A kid (a young goat)

and sent them
וַיִּשְׁלַ֛ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Saul
שָׁאֽוּל׃ (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

with
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

his son
בְּנ֖וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

David.
דָּוִ֥ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse
(20) And Jesse took an ass.--It was and is ever customary in the East to acknowledge obedience and subjection with a present. Jesse, the sheik of Bethlehem, would thus be expected on sending his son to the court of Saul to acknowledge his sovereign by some token of homage.

The nature of Jesse's gifts shows how simple and primitive were the customs of the Hebrew people at that time.

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.
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