The Holy Bible - The First Book of Samuel, Chapter 16 (Latin)
1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
2And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
3And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
4And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
5And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
6And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed is before him.
7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
9Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
10Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
11And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
14But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
15And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
16Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
17And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
18Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
19Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
20And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
21And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
22And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
23And 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 him.
1dixitque Dominus ad Samuhel usquequo tu luges Saul cum ego proiecerim eum ne regnet super Israhel imple cornu tuum oleo et veni ut mittam te ad Isai Bethleemitem providi enim in filiis eius mihi regem
2et ait Samuhel quomodo vadam audiet enim Saul et interficiet me et ait Dominus vitulum de armento tolles in manu tua et dices ad immolandum Domino veni
3et vocabis Isai ad victimam et ego ostendam tibi quid facias et ungues quemcumque monstravero tibi
4fecit ergo Samuhel sicut locutus est ei Dominus venitque in Bethleem et admirati sunt seniores civitatis occurrentes ei dixeruntque pacificus ingressus tuus
5et ait pacificus ad immolandum Domino veni sanctificamini et venite mecum ut immolem sanctificavit ergo Isai et filios eius et vocavit eos ad sacrificium
6cumque ingressi essent vidit Heliab et ait num coram Domino est christus eius
7et dixit Dominus ad Samuhel ne respicias vultum eius neque altitudinem staturae eius quoniam abieci eum nec iuxta intuitum hominis iudico homo enim videt ea quae parent Dominus autem intuetur cor
8et vocavit Isai Abinadab et adduxit eum coram Samuhel qui dixit nec hunc elegit Dominus
9adduxit autem Isai Samma de quo ait etiam hunc non elegit Dominus
10adduxit itaque Isai septem filios suos coram Samuhel et ait Samuhel ad Isai non elegit Dominus ex istis
11dixitque Samuhel ad Isai numquid iam conpleti sunt filii qui respondit adhuc reliquus est parvulus et pascit oves et ait Samuhel ad Isai mitte et adduc eum nec enim discumbemus priusquam ille huc venerit
12misit ergo et adduxit eum erat autem rufus et pulcher aspectu decoraque facie et ait Dominus surge ungue eum ipse est enim
13tulit igitur Samuhel cornu olei et unxit eum in medio fratrum eius et directus est spiritus Domini in David a die illa et in reliquum surgensque Samuhel abiit in Ramatha
14spiritus autem Domini recessit a Saul et exagitabat eum spiritus nequam a Domino
15dixeruntque servi Saul ad eum ecce spiritus Dei malus exagitat te
16iubeat dominus noster et servi tui qui coram te sunt quaerant hominem scientem psallere cithara ut quando arripuerit te spiritus Dei malus psallat manu sua et levius feras
17et ait Saul ad servos suos providete mihi aliquem bene psallentem et adducite eum ad me
18et respondens unus de pueris ait ecce vidi filium Isai Bethleemitem scientem psallere et fortissimum robore et virum bellicosum et prudentem in verbis et virum pulchrum et Dominus est cum eo
19misit ergo Saul nuntios ad Isai dicens mitte ad me David filium tuum qui est in pascuis
20tulitque Isai asinum plenum panibus et lagoenam vini et hedum de capris unum et misit per manum David filii sui Saul
21et venit David ad Saul et stetit coram eo at ille dilexit eum nimis et factus est eius armiger
22misitque Saul ad Isai dicens stet David in conspectu meo invenit enim gratiam in oculis meis
23igitur quandocumque spiritus Dei arripiebat Saul tollebat David citharam et percutiebat manu sua et refocilabatur Saul et levius habebat recedebat enim ab eo spiritus malus