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1 Samuel 16:6

    1 Samuel 16:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now when they came, looking at Eliab, he said, Clearly the man of the Lord's selection is before him.

    Webster's Revision

    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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 16:6

    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.