1 Samuel 9

  1 H376 Now there was a man H1144 of Benjamin, H8034 whose name H7027 was Kish, H1121 the son H22 of Abiel, H1121 the son H6872 of Zeror, H1121 the son H1064 of Bechorath, H1121 the son H647 of Aphiah, H1145 a Benjamite, H1368 a mighty H376 man H2428 of power.
  2 H1121 And he had a son, H8034 whose name H7586 was Saul, H970 a choice young man, H2896 and handsome: H1121 and there was not among the sons H3478 of Israel H2896 a more handsome H376 person H7926 than he: from his shoulders H4605 and upward H1364 he was taller H5971 than any of the people.
  3 H860 And the donkeys H7027 of Kish H7586 Saul's H1 father H6 [H8799] were lost. H7027 And Kish H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul H1121 his son, H3947 [H8798] Take H259 now one H5288 of the servants H6965 [H8798] with thee, and arise, H3212 [H8798] go H1245 [H8761] seek H860 the donkeys.
  4 H5674 [H8799] And he passed through H2022 mount H669 Ephraim, H5674 [H8799] and passed through H776 the land H8031 of Shalisha, H4672 [H8804] but they found H5674 [H8799] them not: then they passed through H776 the land H8171 of Shalim, H5674 [H8799] and there they were not: and he passed through H776 the land H1145 of the Benjamites, H4672 [H8804] but they found them not.
  5 H935 [H8804] And when they had come H776 to the land H6689 of Zuph, H7586 Saul H559 [H8804] said H5288 to his servant H3212 [H8798] that was with him, Come, H7725 [H8799] and let us return; H1 lest my father H2308 [H8799] stop H860 caring for the donkeys, H1672 [H8804] and be anxious for us.
  6 H559 [H8799] And he said H5892 to him, Behold now, there is in this city H376 a man H430 of God, H3513 [H8737] and he is an honourable H376 man; H1696 [H8762] all that he saith H935 [H8799] cometh H935 [H8800] surely to pass: H3212 [H8799] now let us go H5046 [H8686] there; perhaps he can show H1870 us our way H1980 [H8804] that we should go.
  7 H559 [H8799] Then said H7586 Saul H5288 to his servant, H3212 [H8799] But, behold, if we go, H935 [H8686] what shall we bring H376 to the man? H3899 for the bread H235 [H8804] is spent H3627 in our vessels, H8670 and there is not a present H935 [H8687] to bring H376 to the man H430 of God: what have we?
  8 H5288 And the servant H6030 [H8800] answered H7586 Saul H3254 [H8686] again, H559 [H8799] and said, H4672 [H8738] Behold, I have H3027 here at hand H7253 the fourth part H8255 of a shekel H3701 of silver: H5414 [H8804] that will I give H376 to the man H430 of God, H5046 [H8689] to tell H1870 us our way.
  9 H6440 (In times past H3478 in Israel, H376 when a man H3212 [H8800] went H1875 [H8800] to enquire H430 of God, H559 [H8804] thus he spoke, H3212 [H8798] Come, H3212 [H8799] and let us go H7200 [H8802] to the seer: H3117 for he that is now H5030 called a Prophet H6440 was in times past H7121 [H8735] called H7200 [H8802] a Seer.)
  10 H1697 Then said H7586 Saul H5288 to his servant, H2896 Well H559 [H8799] said; H3212 [H8798] come, H3212 [H8799] let us go. H3212 [H8799] So they went H5892 to the city H376 where the man H430 of God was.
  11 H5927 [H8802] And as they went up H4608 the hill H5892 to the city, H4672 [H8804] they found H5291 damsels H3318 [H8802] going out H7579 [H8800] to draw H4325 water, H559 [H8799] and said H3426 to them, Is H7200 [H8802] the seer here?
  12 H6030 [H8799] And they answered H559 [H8799] them, and said, H3426 He is; H6440 behold, he is at the face of H4116 [H8761] you: make haste H935 [H8804] now, for he came H3117 to day H5892 to the city; H2077 for there is a sacrifice H5971 of the people H3117 to day H1116 in the high place:
  13 H935 [H8800] As soon as ye shall enter H5892 the city, H3651 ye shall immediately H4672 [H8799] find H5927 [H8799] him, before he goeth up H1116 to the high place H398 [H8800] to eat: H5971 for the people H398 [H8799] will not eat H935 [H8800] until he cometh, H1288 [H8762] because he doth bless H2077 the sacrifice; H310 H3651 and afterwards H398 [H8799] they eat H7121 [H8803] that are invited. H5927 [H8798] Now therefore go up; H3117 for about this time H4672 [H8799] ye shall find him.
  14 H5927 [H8799] And they went up H8432 into H5892 the city: H935 [H8802] and when they had come H5892 into the city, H8050 behold, Samuel H3318 [H8802] came out H7125 [H8800] meeting H5927 [H8800] them, to go up H1116 to the high place.
  15 H3068 Now the LORD H1540 [H8804] had told H8050 Samuel H241 in his ear H259 a H3117 day H6440 at the face of H7586 Saul H935 [H8800] came, H559 [H8800] saying,
  16 H4279 To morrow H6256 about this time H7971 [H8799] I will send H376 thee a man H776 out of the land H1144 of Benjamin, H4886 [H8804] and thou shalt anoint H5057 him to be captain H5971 over my people H3478 Israel, H3467 [H8689] that he may liberate H5971 my people H3027 from the hand H6430 of the Philistines: H7200 [H8804] for I have looked H5971 upon my people, H6818 because their shriek H935 [H8804] hast come to me.
  17 H8050 And when Samuel H7200 [H8804] saw H7586 Saul, H3068 the LORD H6030 [H8804] said H376 to him, Behold the man H559 [H8804] of whom I spoke H6113 [H8799] to thee! this same shall reign H5971 over my people.
  18 H7586 Then Saul H5066 [H8799] drew near H8050 to Samuel H8432 in H8179 the gate, H559 [H8799] and said, H5046 [H8685] Tell H335 me, I pray thee, where H7200 [H8802] the seer's H1004 house is.
  19 H8050 And Samuel H6030 [H8799] answered H7586 Saul, H559 [H8799] and said, H7200 [H8802] I am the seer: H5927 [H8798] go up H6440 at the face of H1116 me to the high place; H398 [H8804] for ye shall eat H3117 with me to day, H1242 and to morrow H7971 [H8765] I will let thee go, H5046 [H8686] and will tell H3824 thee all that is in thy heart.
  20 H860 And as for thy donkeys H6 [H8802] that were lost H7969 three H3117 days H3117 ago, H7760 [H8799] set H3820 not thine heart H4672 [H8738] on them; for they are found. H2532 And on whom is all the desire H3478 of Israel? H1 Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's H1004 house?
  21 H7586 And Saul H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said, H1145 Am not I a Benjamite, H6996 of the smallest H7626 of the tribes H3478 of Israel? H4940 and my family H6810 the least H4940 of all the families H7626 of the tribe H1144 of Benjamin? H1696 [H8765] why then speakest H1697 thou so to me?
  22 H8050 And Samuel H3947 [H8799] took H7586 Saul H5288 and his servant, H935 [H8686] and brought H3957 them into the parlour, H5414 [H8799] and made them sit H7218 in the chief H4725 place H7121 [H8803] among them that were invited, H7970 who were about thirty H376 persons.
  23 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H2876 to the cook, H5414 [H8798] Bring H4490 the portion H5414 [H8804] which I gave H559 [H8804] thee, of which I said H7760 [H8798] to thee, Set it by thee.
  24 H2876 And the cook H7311 [H8686] took up H7785 the shoulder, H7760 [H8799] and that which was upon it, and set H6440 it at the face of H7586 Saul. H559 [H8799] And Samuel said, H7604 [H8737] Behold that which is left! H7760 [H8798] set H6440 it at the face of H398 [H8798] thee, and eat: H4150 for to this time H8104 [H8803] hath it been kept H559 [H8800] for thee since I said, H7121 [H8804] I have invited H5971 the people. H7586 So Saul H398 [H8799] ate H8050 with Samuel H3117 that day.
  25 H3381 [H8799] And when they had come down H1116 from the high place H5892 into the city, H1696 [H8762] Samuel talked H7586 with Saul H1406 upon the top of the house.
  26 H7925 [H8686] And they rose early: H5927 [H8800] and it came to pass about the dawn H7837 of the day, H8050 that Samuel H7121 [H8799] called H7586 Saul H1406 to the top of the house, H559 [H8800] saying, H6965 [H8798] Arise, H7971 [H8762] that I may send thee away. H7586 And Saul H6965 [H8799] arose, H3318 [H8799] and they went out H8147 both H8050 of them, he and Samuel, H2351 abroad.
  27 H3381 [H8802] And as they were going down H7097 to the end H5892 of the city, H8050 Samuel H559 [H8804] said H7586 to Saul, H559 [H8798] Bid H5288 the servant H5674 [H8799] pass on H6440 at the face of H5674 [H8798] us, (and he passed on, H5975 [H8798] ) but stand H3117 thou still a while, H8085 [H8686] that I may show H1697 thee the word H430 of God.