- 1 Samuel 16:21-23
- And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him
greatly; and he became his armourbearer. And Saul sent to Jesse,
saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found
favour in my sight. And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God
was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so
Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from
- 1 Samuel 17:55-58
- And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said
unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth?
And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell. And the
king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is. And as David
returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and
brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.
And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David
answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.