10Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?H8050H3947H6378H8081H3332H7218H5401H559H3068H4886H5057H51592When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?H3212H5978H3117H4672H8147H582H7354H6900H1366H1144H6766H559H860H1980H1245H4672H1H5203H1697H860H1672H559H6213H11213Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:H2498H1973H935H436H8396H4672H7969H582H5927H430H1008H259H5375H7969H1423H259H5375H7969H3603H3899H259H5375H5035H31964And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.H7592H7965H5414H8147H3899H3947H30275After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:H310H935H1389H430H5333H6430H935H5892H6293H2256H5030H3381H1116H5035H8596H2485H3658H6440H50126And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.H7307H3068H6743H5012H2015H312H3767And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee.H226H935H6213H4672H3027H4308And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.H3381H6440H1537H3381H5927H5930H2076H2077H8002H7651H3117H3176H935H3045H62139And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.H6437H7926H3212H8050H430H2015H312H3820H226H935H311710And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.H935H1389H2256H5030H7125H7307H430H6743H5012H843211And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?H3045H865H8032H7200H5012H5030H5971H559H376H7453H1121H7027H7586H503012And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?H376H6030H559H1H4912H7586H503013And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.H3615H5012H935H111614And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel.H7586H1730H559H5288H575H1980H559H1245H860H7200H369H935H805015And Saul's uncle said, Tell me, I pray thee, what Samuel said unto you.H7586H1730H559H5046H8050H55916And Saul said unto his uncle, He told us plainly that the asses were found. But of the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.H7586H559H1730H5046H5046H860H4672H1697H4410H8050H559H5046
Saul Proclaimed King
17And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh;H8050H6817H5971H3068H470918And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you:H559H1121H3478H559H3068H430H3478H5927H3478H4714H5337H3027H4714H3027H4467H390519And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.H3117H3988H430H3467H7451H6869H559H7760H4428H3320H6440H3068H7626H50520And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.H8050H7626H3478H7126H7626H1144H392021When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found.H7626H1144H7126H4940H4940H4309H3920H7586H1121H7027H3920H1245H467222Therefore they enquired of the LORD further, if the man should yet come thither. And the LORD answered, Behold he hath hid himself among the stuff.H7592H3068H376H935H1988H3068H559H2244H362723And they ran and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.H7323H3947H3320H8432H5971H1361H5971H7926H460524And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.H8050H559H5971H7200H3068H977H5971H5971H7321H559H2421H442825Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.H8050H1696H5971H4941H4410H3789H5612H3240H6440H3068H8050H7971H5971H7971H376H100426And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.H7586H1980H1004H1390H3212H2428H3820H430H506027But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace.H1121H1100H559H3467H959H935H4503H2790
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