1 H8050 Then Samuel H3947 took H6378 the vial H8081 of oil, H3332 and poured H7218 it upon his head, H5401 and kissed H559 him, and said, H3068 Is it not that Jehovah H4886 hath anointed H5057 thee to be prince H5159 over his inheritance?
2 H3212 When thou art departed H5978 from me H3117 to-day, H4672 then thou shalt find H8147 two H582 men H7354 by Rachel's H6900 sepulchre, H1366 in the border H1144 of Benjamin H6766 at Zelzah; H559 and they will say H860 unto thee, The asses H1980 which thou wentest H1245 to seek H4672 are found; H1 and, lo, thy father H5203 hath left H1697 off caring H860 for the asses, H1672 and is anxious H559 for you, saying, H6213 What shall I do H1121 for my son?
3 H2498 Then shalt thou go on H1973 forward H935 from thence, and thou shalt come H436 to the oak H8396 of Tabor; H4672 and there shall meet H7969 thee there three H582 men H5927 going up H430 to God H1008 to Beth-el, H259 one H5375 carrying H7969 three H1423 kids, H259 and another H5375 carrying H7969 three H3603 loaves H3899 of bread, H259 and another H5375 carrying H5035 a bottle H3196 of wine:
4 H7592 and they will H7965 salute H5414 thee, and give H8147 thee two H3899 loaves of bread, H3947 which thou shalt receive H3027 of their hand.
5 H310 After H935 that thou shalt come H1389 to the hill H430 of God, H5333 where is the garrison H6430 of the Philistines: H935 and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither H5892 to the city, H6293 that thou shalt meet H2256 a band H5030 of prophets H3381 coming down H1116 from the high place H5035 with a psaltery, H8596 and a timbrel, H2485 and a pipe, H3658 and a harp, H6440 before H5012 them; and they will be prophesying:
6 H7307 and the Spirit H3068 of Jehovah H6743 will come H5012 mightily upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy H2015 with them, and shalt be turned H312 into another H376 man.
7 H226 And let it be, when these signs H935 are come H6213 unto thee, that thou do H4672 as occasion H3027 shall serve H430 thee; for God is with thee.
8 H3381 And thou shalt go down H6440 before H1537 me to Gilgal; H3381 and, behold, I will come down H5927 unto thee, to offer H5930 burnt-offerings, H2076 and to sacrifice H2076 sacrifices H5930 of peace-offerings: H7651 seven H3117 days H3176 shalt thou tarry, H935 till I come H3045 unto thee, and show H6213 thee what thou shalt do.
9 H6437 And it was so, that, when he had turned H7926 his back H3212 to go H8050 from Samuel, H430 God H2015 gave H312 him another H3820 heart: H226 and all those signs H935 came H3117 to pass that day.
10 H935 And when they came H1389 thither to the hill, H2256 behold, a band H5030 of prophets H7125 met H7307 him; and the Spirit H430 of God H6743 came H5012 mightily upon him, and he prophesied H8432 among them.
11 H3045 And it came to pass, when all that knew H865 him beforetime H7200 saw H5012 that, behold, he prophesied H5030 with the prophets, H5971 then the people H559 said H376 one H7453 to another, H1121 What is this that is come unto the son H7027 of Kish? H7586 Is Saul H5030 also among the prophets?
12 H376 And one H6030 of the same place answered H559 and said, H1 And who is their father? H4912 Therefore it became a proverb, H7586 Is Saul H5030 also among the prophets?
14 H7586 And Saul's H1730 uncle H559 said H5288 unto him and to his servant, H575 Whither H1980 went H559 ye? And he said, H1245 To seek H860 the asses; H7200 and when we saw H369 that they were not found, H935 we came H8050 to Samuel.
15 H7586 And Saul's H1730 uncle H559 said, H5046 Tell H8050 me, I pray thee, what Samuel H559 said unto you.
16 H7586 And Saul H559 said H1730 unto his uncle, H5046 He told H5046 us plainly H860 that the asses H4672 were found. H1697 But concerning the matter H4410 of the kingdom, H8050 whereof Samuel H559 spake, H5046 he told him not.
18 H559 and he said H1121 unto the children H3478 of Israel, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H5927 I brought up H3478 Israel H4714 out of Egypt, H5337 and I delivered H3027 you out of the hand H4714 of the Egyptians, H3027 and out of the hand H4467 of all the kingdoms H3905 that oppressed you:
19 H3117 but ye have this day H3988 rejected H430 your God, H3467 who himself saveth H7451 you out of all your calamities H6869 and your distresses; H559 and ye have said H7760 unto him, Nay, but set H4428 a king H3320 over us. Now therefore present H6440 yourselves before H3068 Jehovah H7626 by your tribes, H505 and by your thousands.
20 H8050 So Samuel H7626 brought all the tribes H3478 of Israel H7126 near, H7626 and the tribe H1144 of Benjamin H3920 was taken.
21 H7626 And he brought the tribe H1144 of Benjamin H7126 near H4940 by their families; H4940 and the family H4309 of the Matrites H3920 was taken; H7586 and Saul H1121 the son H7027 of Kish H3920 was taken: H1245 but when they sought H4672 him, he could not be found.
22 H7592 Therefore they asked H3068 of Jehovah H376 further, Is there yet a man H935 to come H1988 hither? H3068 And Jehovah H559 answered, H2244 Behold, he hath hid H3627 himself among the baggage.
23 H7323 And they ran H3947 and fetched H3320 him thence; and when he stood H8432 among H5971 the people, H1361 he was higher H5971 than any of the people H7926 from his shoulders H4605 and upward.
24 H8050 And Samuel H559 said H5971 to all the people, H7200 See H3068 ye him whom Jehovah H977 hath chosen, H5971 that there is none like him along all the people? H5971 And all the people H7321 shouted, H559 and said, H2421 Long live H4428 the king.
25 H8050 Then Samuel H1696 told H5971 the people H4941 the manner H4410 of the kingdom, H3789 and wrote H5612 it in a book, H3240 and laid it up H6440 before H3068 Jehovah. H8050 And Samuel H7971 sent H5971 all the people H7971 away, H376 every man H1004 to his house.
26 H7586 And Saul H1980 also went H1004 to his house H1390 to Gibeah; H3212 and there went H2428 with him the host, H3820 whose hearts H430 God H5060 had touched.