||dixitque 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
And the Lord said to Samuel: How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, whom I have rejected from reigning over Israel? fill thy horn with oil, and come, that I may send thee to Isai, the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
||et 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
And Samuel said: How shall I go? for Saul will hear of it, and he will kill me. And the Lord said: Thou shalt take with thee a calf of the herd, and thou shalt say: I am come to sacrifice to the Lord.
||et vocabis Isai ad victimam et ego ostendam tibi quid facias et ungues quemcumque monstravero tibi
And thou shalt call Isai to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou art to do, and thou shalt anoint him whom I shall shew to thee.
||fecit ergo Samuhel sicut locutus est ei Dominus venitque in Bethleem et admirati sunt seniores civitatis occurrentes ei dixeruntque pacificus ingressus tuus
Then Samuel did as the Lord had said to him. And he came to Bethlehem, and the ancients of the city wondered, and meeting him, they said: Is thy coming hither peaceable?
||et ait pacificus ad immolandum Domino veni sanctificamini et venite mecum ut immolem sanctificavit ergo Isai et filios eius et vocavit eos ad sacrificium
And he said: It is peaceable: I am come to offer sacrifice to the Lord, be ye sanctified, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Isai and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
||cumque ingressi essent vidit Heliab et ait num coram Domino est christus eius
And when they were come in, he saw Eliab, and said: Is the Lord's anointed before him?
||et 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
And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.
||et vocavit Isai Abinadab et adduxit eum coram Samuhel qui dixit nec hunc elegit Dominus
And Isai called Abinadab, and brought him before Samuel. And he said: Neither hath the Lord chosen this,
||adduxit autem Isai Samma de quo ait etiam hunc non elegit Dominus
And Isai brought Samma, and he said of him: Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
||adduxit itaque Isai septem filios suos coram Samuhel et ait Samuhel ad Isai non elegit Dominus ex istis
Isai therefore brought his seven sons before Samuel: and Samuel said to Isai: The Lord hath not chosen any one of these.
||dixitque 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
And Samuel said to Isai: Are here all thy sons? He answered: There remaineth yet a young one, who keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said to Isai: Send, and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
||misit ergo et adduxit eum erat autem rufus et pulcher aspectu decoraque facie et ait Dominus surge ungue eum ipse est enim
He sent therefore and brought him. Now he was ruddy and beautiful to behold, and of a comely face. And the Lord said: Arise, and anoint him, for this is he.
||tulit 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
Then 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: and Samuel rose up, and went to Ramatha.
||spiritus autem Domini recessit a Saul et exagitabat eum spiritus nequam a Domino
But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.
||dixeruntque servi Saul ad eum ecce spiritus Dei malus exagitat te
And the servants of Saul said to him: Behold now an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
||iubeat 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
Let our lord give orders, and thy servants who are before thee, will seek out a man skilful in playing on the harp, that when the evil spirit from the Lord is upon thee, he may play with his hand, and thou mayst bear it more easily.
||et ait Saul ad servos suos providete mihi aliquem bene psallentem et adducite eum ad me
And Saul said to his servants: Provide me then some man that can play well, and bring him to me.
||et 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
And one of the servants answering, said: Behold I have seen a son of Isai, the Bethlehemite, a skilful player, and one of great strength, and a man fit for war, and prudent in his words, and a comely person: and the Lord is with him.
||misit ergo Saul nuntios ad Isai dicens mitte ad me David filium tuum qui est in pascuis
Then Saul sent messengers to Isai, saying: Send me David, thy son, who is in the pastures.
||tulitque Isai asinum plenum panibus et lagoenam vini et hedum de capris unum et misit per manum David filii sui Saul
And Isai took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid of the flock, and sent them by the hand of David, his son, to Saul.
||et venit David ad Saul et stetit coram eo at ille dilexit eum nimis et factus est eius armiger
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him exceedingly, and made him his armourbearer.
||misitque Saul ad Isai dicens stet David in conspectu meo invenit enim gratiam in oculis meis
And Saul sent to Isai, saying: Let David stand before me: for he hath found favour in my sight.
||igitur quandocumque spiritus Dei arripiebat Saul tollebat David citharam et percutiebat manu sua et refocilabatur Saul et levius habebat recedebat enim ab eo spiritus malus
So whensoever the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, David took his harp, and played with his hand, and Saul was refreshed, and was better, for the evil spirit departed from him.