New Living Translation
When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, "Surely this is the LORD's anointed!"
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:6 Before him - That is, in this place where God is now present. For it is observable, that not only the sacrifice is said to be offered, but even the feast upon the remainders of it is said, to be eaten before the Lord, Deut 12:7, that is, before or near his altar, where God was present in a special manner. This I take to be the person I am sent to anoint: wherein yet be was mistaken, as other prophets sometimes were, when they hastily spake their own thoughts, before they had consulted God.
LibraryThe Christ Crowned, the Fact
"When God sought a King for His people of old, He went to the fields to find him; A shepherd was he, with his crook and his lute And a following flock behind him. "O love of the sheep, O joy of the lute, And the sling and the stone for battle; A shepherd was King, the giant was naught, And the enemy driven like cattle. "When God looked to tell of His good will to men, And the Shepherd-King's son whom He gave them; To shepherds, made meek a-caring for sheep, He told of a Christ sent to save them. …
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
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1 Samuel 17:13
Jesse's three oldest sons--Eliab, Abinadab, and Shimea--had already joined Saul's army to fight the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 28:4
"Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, has chosen me from among all my father's family to be king over Israel forever. For he has chosen the tribe of Judah to rule, and from among the families of Judah he chose my father's family. And from among my father's sons the LORD was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
2 Chronicles 11:18
Rehoboam married his cousin Mahalath, the daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Eliab son of Jesse.
O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield! Show favor to the one you have anointed.
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