Chapter 27

Young David

“Chapter 27: Young David,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 109–11


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God told Samuel to go to Bethlehem. A man named Jesse lived there. One of Jesse’s sons would be the next king of Israel.

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Samuel obeyed God. He went to Bethlehem. He took a calf to sacrifice to God.

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Samuel told Jesse and his sons to come to the sacrifice. One of the sons was tall and strong. Samuel thought this son would be the king.

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But God said he had not chosen that son.

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Jesse’s other sons came to Samuel. God had not chosen any of them to be king. Samuel asked if Jesse had any more sons.

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Jesse said his youngest son was not there. His name was David. Samuel told Jesse to send for David.

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David was taking care of the sheep.

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David came to Samuel. David was a good boy. God said he had chosen David to be king.

Samuel anointed David. He put oil on David’s head and blessed him.

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David was filled with the Holy Ghost. David was anointed to become the next king. Someday he would be the king of Israel.

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