Jesse lived in Bethlehem with his eight sons, including Eliab and the youngest son, David.

When Samuel came, sent by God to find a son among the sons of Jesse, Jesse presented them, then had a messenger sent to drag David for Samuel to check him. Samuel was told by God David was his chosen one, and so anointed him, so that the spirit of God would be upon him. Samuel then departed.

Afterwards, the king Saul was troubled and disturbed as the spirit of the Lord had left him and an evil spirit inhabited him. His servants sought music to soothe him and make the evil spirit leave. One of them told Saul of David's skills at the harp, and so Jesse sent his son with food and wine to the king.[1]

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