1S 10:1Then Samuel took the vial of oil and poured it upon his head, and he kissed him and said, Jehovah anoints you ruler over His inheritance.

1S 10:2When you depart from me today, you will find two men by Rachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, The donkeys that you went to look for have been found; and now your father has stopped worrying about the donkeys and is worried about you, saying, What shall I do about my son?

1S 10:3Then you will go on further from there and come to the terebinth of Tabor; and three men will meet you there, going up to God at Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine.

1S 10:4And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, and you will take them from their hand.

1S 10:5After that you will come to the hill of God, where the Philistines’ garrison is. And as you come to the city there, you will encounter a group of prophets coming down from the high place, preceded by harp and tambourine and pipe and lyre; and they will be prophesying.

1S 10:6And the Spirit of Jehovah will rush upon you; and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.

1S 10:7And when these signs happen to you, do as you find occasion, for God is with you.

1S 10:8And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer up burnt offerings and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings. You shall wait seven days, until I come to you; then I will make known to you what you shall do.

1S 10:9And so when he turned his back to depart from Samuel, God gave him another heart. And all these signs happened that day.

1S 10:10And when they came there to the hill, there was the group of prophets, coming to meet him. And the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them.

1S 10:11And when all who had known him previously saw that now he was prophesying with the prophets, the people said one to another, What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?

1S 10:12And someone from there answered and said, And who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?

1S 10:13And when he finished prophesying, he came to the high place.

1S 10:14And Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, Where did you go? And he said, To look for the donkeys; and when we saw that they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.

1S 10:15And Saul’s uncle said, Tell me then what Samuel said to you.

1S 10:16And Saul said to his uncle, He told us clearly that the donkeys had been found. But he did not tell him about the matter of the kingdom that Samuel had spoken of.

1S 10:17Then Samuel gathered the people together to Jehovah at Mizpah.

1S 10:18And he said to the children of Israel, Thus says Jehovah the God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all the kingdoms that oppressed you.

1S 10:19But today you have rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all your calamities and distresses, and have said, No; but set a king over us. And now present yourselves before Jehovah according to your tribes and according to your thousands.

1S 10:20So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

1S 10:21And he brought the tribe of Benjamin near according to its families, and the family of Matri was taken. And Saul the son of Kish was taken. But when they sought him, he could not be found.

1S 10:22Therefore they asked of Jehovah again, Is there yet another man coming here? And Jehovah said, There he is; he has hidden himself among the baggage.

1S 10:23And they ran and took him from there. And when he stood up among the people, he was taller than all the people from his shoulders and up.

1S 10:24And Samuel said to all the people, See him whom Jehovah has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people. And all the people shouted and said, Long live the king!

1S 10:25Then Samuel told the people the practice of the kingdom, and he wrote it in a book and laid it before Jehovah. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.

1S 10:26And Saul also went to his house at Gibeah, and the men of valor, whose hearts God had touched, went with him;

1S 10:27But some worthless men said, How can this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no present. But he kept silent.

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