1 Samuel 10 ©
Samuel anointeth Saul, and giveth him three signs in confirmation of what he had told him. Saul's heart is changed; the signs come to pass according to Samuel's prediction; Saul prophesieth. On his return he concealeth from his uncle the matter of the kingdom. The people are called together by Samuel to Mizpeh, where Saul is chosen king by lot. He is honourably attended by part of his subjects, but despised by others.
THEN aSamuel took ba *vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and ckissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be dcaptain over his einheritance?
When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by fRachel'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 1the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the gplain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up hto God to iBeth-el, jone carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:
And they will 2salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.
After that thou shalt come to the khill of God, where is the lgarrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a mcompany of prophets coming down nfrom the high place with a *psaltery, and a o*tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
And thou shalt ugo down before me vto Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: wseven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.
And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.
And Saul's uncle said, Tell me, I pray thee, what Samuel said unto you.
And said unto the children of Israel, hThus 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:
And ye have this day irejected 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 jpresent yourselves before the LORD kby your tribes, and by your thousands.
When 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.
And they ran and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the people, he owas higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.