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His story
==His story==
A complete account of the life of King David can be found in the [[Old Testament]] starting in 1 [[I Kingdoms|1 Samuel]] 16, the entire book of [[II Kingdoms|2 Samuel]], and [[III Kingdoms|1 Kings ]] 1-2. A slightly edited version of this story, along with some additional specifics of the Kingking's reign, is also found in [[I Paraleipomenon|1 Chronicles]], particularly beginning in Chapter 11.
===Youth===
David was born in Bethlehem as the eighth and youngest son of Jesse. After [[Saul]]'s disobedience to God (see 1 Sam 15), the Lord ordered the [[Prophet ]] [[Samuel]] to Bethlehem to visit Jesse and anoint one of his son's as the new king. As the youngest, David was left in the fields to tend the sheep while the holy man was visiting his father; however, the Lord revealed to Samuel that none of the first seven sons was his Chosen One, and Samuel inquired of Jesse whether he had another son. Then David was called, and Samuel was told to anoint him. A notable quote quotation concerning David's righteousness occurs in this passage:
:But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his [i.e. Eliab, another of Jesse's sons] height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Sam 16:7) {{ref|1}}
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