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1 Samuel 10 (WEBP)

[1] Then Samuel took the vial of oil and poured it on his head, then kissed him and said, “Hasn’t Yahweh anointed you to be prince over his inheritance?
[2] When you have departed from me today, then you will find two men by Rachel’s tomb, on the border of Benjamin at Zelzah. They will tell you, ‘The donkeys which you went to look for have been found; and behold, your father has stopped caring about the donkeys and is anxious for you, saying, “What shall I do for my son?” ’
[3] “Then you will go on forward from there, and you will come to the oak of Tabor. Three men will meet you there going up to God to Bethel: one carrying three young goats, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a container of wine.
[4] They will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall receive from their hand.
[5] “After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a lute, a tambourine, a pipe, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying.
[6] Then Yahweh’s Spirit will come mightily on you, then you will prophesy with them and will be turned into another man.
[7] Let it be, when these signs have come to you, that you do what is appropriate for the occasion; for God is with you.
[8] “Go down ahead of me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings. Wait seven days, until I come to you and show you what you are to do.”
[9] It was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all those signs happened that day.
[10] When they came there to the hill, behold, a band of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came mightily on him, and he prophesied among them.
[11] When all who knew him before saw that, behold, he prophesied with the prophets, then the people said to one another, “What is this that has come to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”
[12] One from the same place answered, “Who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
[13] When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place.
[14] Saul’s uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” He said, “To seek the donkeys. When we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel.”
[15] Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.”
[16] Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys were found.” But concerning the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel spoke, he didn’t tell him.
[17] Samuel called the people together to Yahweh to Mizpah;
[18] and he said to the children of Israel, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, says ‘I brought Israel up out of Egypt and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all the kingdoms that oppressed you.’
[19] But you have today rejected your God, who himself saves you out of all your calamities and your distresses; and you have said to him, ‘No! Set a king over us!’ Now therefore present yourselves before Yahweh by your tribes and by your thousands.”
[20] So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.
[21] He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by their families and the family of the Matrites was chosen. Then Saul the son of Kish was chosen; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.
[22] Therefore they asked of Yahweh further, “Is there yet a man to come here?” Yahweh answered, “Behold, he has hidden himself among the baggage.”
[23] They ran and got him there. When he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.
[24] Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom Yahweh has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?” All the people shouted and said, “Long live the king!”
[25] Then Samuel told the people the regulations of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book and laid it up before Yahweh. Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
[26] Saul also went to his house in Gibeah; and the army went with him, whose hearts God had touched.
[27] But certain worthless fellows said, “How could this man save us?” They despised him, and brought him no tribute. But he held his peace.

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1 Samuel 10 (KJVS)

[1] Then Samuel H8050 took H3947 (8799) a vial H6378 of oil H8081, and poured H3332 (8799) [it] upon his head H7218, and kissed H5401 (8799) him, and said H559 (8799), [Is it] not because the LORD H3068 hath anointed H4886 (8804) thee [to be] captain H5057 over his inheritance H5159?
[2] When thou art departed H3212 (8800) from me H5978 to day H3117, then thou shalt find H4672 (8804) two H8147 men H582 by Rachel’s H7354 sepulchre H6900 in the border H1366 of Benjamin H1144 at Zelzah H6766; and they will say H559 (8804) unto thee, The asses H860 which thou wentest H1980 (8804) to seek H1245 (8763) are found H4672 (8738): and, lo, thy father H1 hath left H5203 (8804) the care H1697 of the asses H860, and sorroweth H1672 (8804) for you, saying H559 (8800), What shall I do H6213 (8799) for my son H1121?
[3] Then shalt thou go on H2498 (8804) forward H1973 from thence, and thou shalt come H935 (8804) to the plain H436 of Tabor H8396, and there shall meet H4672 (8804) thee three H7969 men H582 going up H5927 (8802) to God H430 to Bethel H1008, one H259 carrying H5375 (8802) three H7969 kids H1423, and another H259 carrying H5375 (8802) three H7969 loaves H3603 of bread H3899, and another H259 carrying H5375 (8802) a bottle H5035 of wine H3196:
[4] And they will H7592 (8804) salute H7965 thee, and give H5414 (8804) thee two H8147 [loaves] of bread H3899; which thou shalt receive H3947 (8804) of their hands H3027.
[5] After H310 that thou shalt come H935 (8799) to the hill H1389 of God H430, where [is] the garrison H5333 of the Philistines H6430: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither H935 (8800) to the city H5892, that thou shalt meet H6293 (8804) a company H2256 of prophets H5030 coming down H3381 (8802) from the high place H1116 with a psaltery H5035, and a tabret H8596, and a pipe H2485, and a harp H3658, before H6440 them; and they shall prophesy H5012 (8693):
[6] And the Spirit H7307 of the LORD H3068 will come H6743 (8804) upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy H5012 (8694) with them, and shalt be turned H2015 (8738) into another H312 man H376.
[7] And let it be, when these signs H226 are come H935 (8799) unto thee, [that] thou do H6213 (8798) as occasion H4672 (8799) serve H3027 thee; for God H430 [is] with thee.
[8] And thou shalt go down H3381 (8804) before H6440 me to Gilgal H1537; and, behold, I will come down H3381 (8802) unto thee, to offer H5927 (8687) burnt offerings H5930, [and] to sacrifice H2076 (8800) sacrifices H2077 of peace offerings H8002: seven H7651 days H3117 shalt thou tarry H3176 (8686), till I come H935 (8800) to thee, and shew H3045 (8689) thee what thou shalt do H6213 (8799).
[9] And it was [so], that when he had turned H6437 (8687) his back H7926 to go H3212 (8800) from Samuel H8050, God H430 gave H2015 (8799) him another H312 heart H3820: and all those signs H226 came H935 (8799) to pass that day H3117.
[10] And when they came H935 (8799) thither to the hill H1389, behold, a company H2256 of prophets H5030 met H7125 (8800) him; and the Spirit H7307 of God H430 came H6743 (8799) upon him, and he prophesied H5012 (8691) among H8432 them.
[11] And it came to pass, when all that knew H3045 (8802) him beforetime H865 H8032 saw H7200 (8799) that, behold, he prophesied H5012 (8738) among the prophets H5030, then the people H5971 said H559 (8799) one H376 to another H7453, What [is] this [that] is come unto the son H1121 of Kish H7027? [Is] Saul H7586 also among the prophets H5030?
[12] And one H376 of the same place answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799), But who [is] their father H1? Therefore it became a proverb H4912, [Is] Saul H7586 also among the prophets H5030?
[13] And when he had made an end H3615 (8762) of prophesying H5012 (8692), he came H935 (8799) to the high place H1116.
[14] And Saul’s H7586 uncle H1730 said H559 (8799) unto him and to his servant H5288, Whither H575 went H1980 (8804) ye? And he said H559 (8799), To seek H1245 (8763) the asses H860: and when we saw H7200 (8799) that [they were] no where H369, we came H935 (8799) to Samuel H8050.
[15] And Saul’s H7586 uncle H1730 said H559 (8799), Tell H5046 (8685) me, I pray thee, what Samuel H8050 said H559 (8804) unto you.
[16] And Saul H7586 said H559 (8799) unto his uncle H1730, He told H5046 (8689) us plainly H5046 (8687) that the asses H860 were found H4672 (8738). But of the matter H1697 of the kingdom H4410, whereof Samuel H8050 spake H559 (8804), he told H5046 (8689) him not.
[17] And Samuel H8050 called H6817 (8686) the people H5971 together unto the LORD H3068 to Mizpeh H4709;
[18] And said H559 (8799) unto the children H1121 of Israel H3478, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478, I brought up H5927 (8689) Israel H3478 out of Egypt H4714, and delivered H5337 (8686) you out of the hand H3027 of the Egyptians H4714, and out of the hand H3027 of all kingdoms H4467, [and] of them that oppressed H3905 (8801) you:
[19] And ye have this day H3117 rejected H3988 (8804) your God H430, who himself saved H3467 (8688) you out of all your adversities H7451 and your tribulations H6869; and ye have said H559 (8799) unto him, [Nay], but set H7760 (8799) a king H4428 over us. Now therefore present H3320 (8690) yourselves before H6440 the LORD H3068 by your tribes H7626, and by your thousands H505.
[20] And when Samuel H8050 had caused all the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478 to come near H7126 (8686), the tribe H7626 of Benjamin H1144 was taken H3920 (8735).
[21] When he had caused the tribe H7626 of Benjamin H1144 to come near H7126 (8686) by their families H4940, the family H4940 of Matri H4309 was taken H3920 (8735), and Saul H7586 the son H1121 of Kish H7027 was taken H3920 (8735): and when they sought H1245 (8762) him, he could not be found H4672 (8738).
[22] Therefore they enquired H7592 (8799) of the LORD H3068 further, if the man H376 should yet come H935 (8804) thither H1988. And the LORD H3068 answered H559 (8799), Behold, he hath hid H2244 (8737) himself among the stuff H3627.
[23] And they ran H7323 (8799) and fetched H3947 (8799) him thence: and when he stood H3320 (8691) among H8432 the people H5971, he was higher H1361 (8799) than any of the people H5971 from his shoulders H7926 and upward H4605.
[24] And Samuel H8050 said H559 (8799) to all the people H5971, See H7200 (8804) ye him whom the LORD H3068 hath chosen H977 (8804), that [there is] none like him among all the people H5971? And all the people H5971 shouted H7321 (8686), and said H559 (8799), God save H2421 (8799) the king H4428.
[25] Then Samuel H8050 told H1696 (8762) the people H5971 the manner H4941 of the kingdom H4410, and wrote H3789 (8799) [it] in a book H5612, and laid [it] up H3240 (8686) before H6440 the LORD H3068. And Samuel H8050 sent H7971 all the people H5971 away H7971 (8762), every man H376 to his house H1004.
[26] And Saul H7586 also went H1980 (8804) home H1004 to Gibeah H1390; and there went H3212 (8799) with him a band of men H2428, whose hearts H3820 God H430 had touched H5060 (8804).
[27] But the children H1121 of Belial H1100 said H559 (8804), How shall this man save H3467 (8686) us? And they despised H959 (8799) him, and brought H935 (8689) him no presents H4503. But he held his peace H2790 (8688).

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Samuel 10 (YLT)

[1] And Samuel taketh the vial of the oil, and poureth on his head, and kisseth him, and saith, ‘Is it not because Jehovah hath appointed thee over His inheritance for leader?
[2] In thy going to-day from me-then thou hast found two men by the grave of Rachel, in the border of Benjamin, at Zelzah, and they have said unto thee, The asses have been found which thou hast gone to seek; and lo, thy father hath left the matter of the asses, and hath sorrowed for you, saying, What do I do for my son?
[3] ‘And thou hast passed on thence, and beyond, and hast come in unto the oak of Tabor, and found thee there have three men going up unto God to Beth-El, one bearing three kids, and one bearing three cakes of bread, and one bearing a bottle of wine,
[4] and they have asked of thee of welfare, and given to thee two loaves, and thou hast received from their hand.
[5] ‘Afterwards thou dost come unto the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is, and it cometh to pass, at thy coming in thither to the city, that thou hast met a band of prophets coming down from the high place, and before them psaltery, and tabret, and pipe, and harp, and they are prophesying;
[6] and prospered over thee hath the Spirit of Jehovah, and thou hast prophesied with them, and hast been turned to another man;
[7] and it hath been, when these signs come to thee-do for thyself as thy hand findeth, for God is with thee.
[8] ‘And thou hast gone down before me to Gilgal, and lo, I am going down unto thee, to cause to ascend burnt-offerings, to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings; seven days thou dost wait till my coming in unto thee, and I have made known to thee that which thou dost do.’
[9] And it hath been, at his turning his shoulder to go from Samuel, that God turneth to him another heart, and all these signs come on that day,
[10] and they come in thither to the height, and lo, a band of prophets-to meet him, and prosper over him doth the Spirit of God, and he prophesieth in their midst.
[11] And it cometh to pass, all his acquaintance heretofore, see, and lo, with prophets he hath prophesied, and the people say one unto another, ‘What is this hath happened to the son of Kish? is Saul also among the prophets?’
[12] And a man thence answereth and saith, ‘And who is their father?’ therefore it hath been for a simile, ‘Is Saul also among the prophets?’
[13] And he ceaseth from prophesying, and cometh in to the high place,
[14] and the uncle of Saul saith unto him, and unto his young man, ‘Whither went ye?’ and he saith, ‘To seek the asses; and we see that they are not, and we come in unto Samuel.’
[15] And the uncle of Saul saith, ‘Declare, I pray thee, to me, what Samuel said to you?’
[16] And Saul saith unto his uncle, ‘He certainly declared to us that the asses were found;’ and of the matter of the kingdom he hath not declared to him that which Samuel said.
[17] And Samuel calleth the people unto Jehovah to Mizpeh,
[18] and saith unto the sons of Israel, ‘Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, I have brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I deliver you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all the kingdoms who are oppressing you;
[19] and ye to-day have rejected your God, who is Himself your saviour out of all your evils and your distresses, and ye say, ‘Nay, but-a king thou dost set over us; and now, station yourselves before Jehovah, by your tribes, and by your thousands.’
[20] And Samuel bringeth near the whole tribes of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin is captured,
[21] and he bringeth near the tribe of Benjamin by its families, and the family of Matri is captured, and Saul son of Kish is captured, and they seek him, and he hath not been found.
[22] And they ask again at Jehovah, ‘Hath the man yet come hither?’ and Jehovah saith, ‘Lo, he hath been hidden near the vessels.’
[23] And they run and bring him thence, and he stationed himself in the midst of the people, and he is higher than any of the people from his shoulder and upward.
[24] And Samuel saith unto all the people, ‘Have ye seen him on whom Jehovah hath fixed, for there is none like him among all the people?’ And all the people shout, and say, ‘Let the king live!’
[25] And Samuel speaketh unto the people the right of the kingdom, and writeth in a book, and placeth before Jehovah; and Samuel sendeth all the people away, each to his house.
[26] And also Saul hath gone to his house, to Gibeah, and the force go with him whose heart God hath touched;
[27] and the sons of worthlessness have said, ‘What! this one doth save us!’ and they despise him, and have not brought to him a present; and he is as one deaf.