The First Book of Samuel recounts the story of Samuel, Saul and David and includes clashes with the Philistines and Goliath, the loss and recovery of the ark and the ascent of David. 1 Samuel concludes with the death of Saul. Our magazine-style booklet contains the complete New International Version (NIV) of 1 Samuel. Our individual books of the Bible are great for school, Bible study and casual reading.
"Speak, for your servant is listening"
So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
"Samuel took a flask of oil"
Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the LORD anointed you leader over his inheritance?
"Rise and anoint him; he is the one"
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered, “but he is tending the sheep.”
Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; he is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power.
"He was over nine feet tall"
A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.
"He slung it and struck the Philistine"
Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.