1 Samuel 10

And Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said to him, Has not the Lord anointed you for a ruler over His people, over Israel? And you shall rule among the people of the Lord, and you shall save them out of the hand of their enemies; and this shall be the sign to you that the Lord has anointed you to be ruler over His inheritance: As soon as you have departed from me this day, you shall find two men by the burial place of Rachel on the mount of Benjamin, exulting greatly. And they shall say to you, The donkeys which you went to look for have been found; and behold, your father has given up the matter of the donkeys, and he is anxious for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? And you shall depart from there, and shall go beyond that as far as the oak of Tabor, and you shall find there three men going up to God, to Bethel, one bearing three young goats, and another bearing three vessels of bread, and another bearing a bottle of wine. And they shall ask you how you are doing, and shall give you two loaves of bread, and you shall receive them from their hand. And afterward you shall go to the hill of God, where the encampment of the Philistines is. Nasib the Philistine is there. And it shall come to pass when you have entered into the city, that you shall meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place; and before them will be lutes, a drum, a pipe, and a harp, and they shall prophesy. And the Spirit of the Lord shall come upon you, and you shall prophesy with them, and you shall be changed into another man. And it shall come to pass when these signs come upon you-then do whatsoever your hand shall find, because God is with you. And you shall go down in front of Gilgal, and behold, I will come down to you to offer a whole burnt offering, and peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you, and I will make known to you what you shall do. And it came to pass when he turned his back to depart from Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all these signs came to pass in that day. 10 And he came there to the hill, and behold, a band of prophets was opposite him. And the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied in the midst of them. 11 And all that had known him before came, and saw, and behold, he was in the midst of the prophets. And the people said, everyone to his neighbor, What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? 12 And one of them answered and said, And who is his father? And therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets? 13 And he ceased prophesying, and came to the hill. 14 And his uncle said to him and to his servant, Where did you go? And they said, To seek the donkeys; and we saw that they were lost, and we went in to Samuel. 15 And his uncle said to Saul, Tell me, I pray, What did Samuel say to you? 16 And Saul said to his uncle, he told me plainly that the donkeys were found (But regarding the kingdom, he did not tell). 17 And Samuel summoned all the people before the Lord to Mizpah. 18 And he said to the children of Israel, Thus has the Lord God of Israel spoken, saying, I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, and I rescued you out of the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and out of all the kingdoms that afflicted you. 19 And you have this day rejected God, who is Himself your Deliverer out of all your evils and afflictions. And you said, No, but you shall set a king over us: and now stand before the Lord according to your tribes, and according to your families. 20 And Samuel brought near all the tribes of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot. 21 And he brought near the tribe of Benjamin by families, and the family of Matri was chosen by lot. And they brought near the family of Matri, man by man, and Saul the son of Kish was chosen. And he sought him, but he was not found. 22 And Samuel asked yet again of the Lord, Will the man come here? And the Lord said, Behold, he is hid among the stuff. 23 And he ran and took him from there, and he set him in the midst of the people. And he was taller than all the people from his shoulders and upwards. 24 And Samuel said to all the people, Have you seen whom the Lord has chosen to Himself, that there is no one like him among you all? And all the people took notice, and said, Long live the king! 25 And Samuel told the people the manner of the king, and wrote it in a book, and set it before the Lord. And Samuel sent away all the people, and each went to his place. 26 And Saul departed to his house in Gibeah. And there went with Saul mighty men whose hearts God had touched. 27 But evil men said, Who is this man that shall save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts.
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