Now there was a manH376 of Benjamin,H1144 whose nameH8034 was Kish,H7027 the sonH1121 of Abiel,H22 the sonH1121 of Zeror,H6872 the sonH1121 of Bechorath,H1064 the sonH1121 of Aphiah,H647 a Benjamite,H1145 a mightyH1368 manH376 of power.H2428
And he hadH1961 a son,H1121 whose nameH8034 was Saul,H7586 a choiceH970 youngH970 man, and a goodly:H2896 and there was not among the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 a goodlierH2896 personH376 than he: from his shouldersH7926 and upwardH4605 he was higherH1364 than anyH3605 of the people.H5971
And the assesH860 of KishH7027 Saul'sH7586 fatherH1 were lost.H6 And KishH7027 saidH559 to SaulH7586 his son,H1121 TakeH3947 nowH4994 oneH259 of the servantsH5650 with you, and arise,H6965 goH3212 seekH1245 the asses.H860
And he passedH5674 through mountH2022 Ephraim,H669 and passedH5674 through the landH776 of Shalisha,H8031 but they foundH4672 them not: then they passedH5674 through the landH776 of Shalim,H8171 and there they were not: and he passedH5674 through the landH776 of the Benjamites,H1145 but they foundH4672 them not.
And when they were comeH935 to the landH776 of Zuph,H6689 SaulH7586 saidH559 to his servantH5288 that was with him, Come,H3212 and let us return;H7725 lestH6435 my fatherH1 leaveH2308 caring for the asses,H860 and take thoughtH1672 for us.
And he saidH559 to him, BeholdH2009 now,H4994 there is in thisH2063 cityH5892 a manH376 of God,H430 and he is an honorableH3513 man;H376 allH3605 that he saidH1696 comesH935 surely to pass: nowH6258 let us goH3212 thither;H8033 peradventureH194 he can showH5046 us our wayH1870 that we should go.H1980
Then saidH559 SaulH7586 to his servant,H5288 But, behold,H2009 if we go,H3212 whatH4100 shall we bringH935 the man?H376 for the breadH3899 is spentH235 in our vessels,H3627 and there is not a presentH8670 to bringH935 to the manH376 of God:H430 whatH4100 have we?
And the servantH5288 answeredH6030 SaulH7586 again,H3254 and said,H559 Behold,H2009 I haveH4672 here at handH3027 the fourthH7253 part of a shekelH8255 of silver:H3701 that will I giveH5414 to the manH376 of God,H430 to tellH5046 us our way.H1870
(BeforetimeH6440 in Israel,H3478 when a manH376 wentH3212 to inquireH1875 of God,H430 thusH3541 he spoke,H559 Come,H3212 and let us goH3212 to the seer:H7200 for he that is nowH3117 called a ProphetH5030 was beforetimeH6440 calledH7121 a Seer.H7200)
Then saidH559 SaulH7586 to his servant,H5288 WellH2896 said;H1697 come,H3212 let us go.H3212 So they wentH3212 to the cityH5892 whereH834 H8033 the manH376 of GodH430 was.
And as they wentH5927 up the hillH4608 to the city,H5892 they foundH4672 youngH5291 maidensH5291 goingH3318 out to drawH7579 water,H4325 and saidH559 to them, Is the seerH7200 here?H2088
And they answeredH6030 them, and said,H559 He is; behold,H2009 he is beforeH6440 you: make hasteH4116 now,H6258 for he cameH935 to dayH3117 to the city;H5892 for there is a sacrificeH2077 of the peopleH5971 to dayH3117 in the highH1116 place:
As soon as you be comeH935 into the city,H5892 you shall straightwayH3651 findH4672 him, beforeH2962 he goH5927 up to the highH1116 place to eat:H398 for the peopleH5971 will not eatH398 untilH5704 he come,H935 becauseH3588 he does blessH1288 the sacrifice;H2077 and afterwardsH310 H3651 they eatH398 that be bidden.H7121 NowH6258 therefore getH5927 you up; for about this timeH3117 you shall findH4672 him.
And they wentH5927 up intoH8432 the city:H5892 and when they were comeH935 into the city,H5892 behold,H2009 SamuelH8050 cameH3318 out againstH7125 them, for to goH5927 up to the highH1116 place.
Now the LORDH3068 had toldH1540 SamuelH8050 in his earH241 a dayH3117 beforeH6440 SaulH7586 came,H935 saying,H559
To morrowH4279 about this timeH6256 I will sendH7971 you a manH376 out of the landH776 of Benjamin,H1144 and you shall anointH4886 him to be captainH5057 overH5921 my peopleH5971 Israel,H3478 that he may saveH3467 my peopleH5971 out of the handH3027 of the Philistines:H6430 for I have lookedH7200 on my people,H5971 becauseH3588 their cryH6818 is comeH935 to me.
And when SamuelH8050 sawH7200 Saul,H7586 the LORDH3068 saidH6030 to him, BeholdH2009 the manH376 whomH834 I spokeH559 to you of! thisH2088 sameH2088 shall reignH6113 over my people.H5971
Then SaulH7586 drew nearH5066 to SamuelH8050 in the gate,H8179 and said,H559 TellH5046 me, I prayH4994 you, whereH335 H2088 the seer'sH7200 houseH1004 is.
And SamuelH8050 answeredH6030 Saul,H7586 and said,H559 I am the seer:H7200 goH5927 up beforeH6440 me to the highH1116 place; for you shall eatH398 with me to day,H3117 and to morrowH1242 I will let you go,H7971 and will tellH5046 you allH3605 that is in your heart.H3824
And as for your assesH860 that were lostH6 threeH7969 daysH3117 ago,H3117 setH7760 not your mindH3820 on them; for they are found.H4672 And on whomH4310 is allH3605 the desireH2532 of Israel?H3478 Is it not on you, and on allH3605 your father'sH1 house?H1004
And SaulH7586 answeredH6030 and said,H559 Am not I a Benjamite,H1145 of the smallestH6996 of the tribesH7626 of Israel?H3478 and my familyH4940 the leastH6810 of allH3605 the familiesH4940 of the tribeH7626 of Benjamin?H1144 whyH4100 then speakH1696 you soH1697 to me?
And SamuelH8050 tookH3947 SaulH7586 and his servant,H5288 and broughtH935 them into the parlor,H3957 and madeH5414 them sitH5414 in the most chiefH7218 placeH4725 among them that were bidden,H7121 which were about thirtyH7970 persons.H376
And SamuelH8050 saidH559 to the cook,H2876 BringH5414 the portionH4490 whichH834 I gaveH5414 you, of whichH834 I saidH559 to you, SetH7760 it by you.
And the cookH2876 tookH7311 up the shoulder,H7785 and that which was on it, and setH7760 it beforeH6440 Saul.H7586 And Samuel said,H559 BeholdH2009 that which is left!H7604 setH7760 it beforeH6440 you, and eat:H398 for to this timeH4150 has it been keptH8104 for you since I said,H559 I have invitedH7121 the people.H5971 So SaulH7586 did eatH398 with SamuelH8050 that day.H3117
And when they were comeH3381 downH3381 from the highH1116 place into the city,H5892 Samuel communedH1696 with SaulH7586 on the topH1406 of the house.
And they aroseH7925 early:H7925 and it cameH1961 to pass about the springH5927 of the day,H7837 that SamuelH8050 calledH7121 SaulH7586 to the topH1406 of the house, saying,H559 Up, that I may sendH7971 you away. And SaulH7586 arose,H6965 and they wentH3318 out bothH8147 of them, he and Samuel,H8050 abroad.H2351
And as they were goingH3381 downH3381 to the endH7097 of the city,H5892 SamuelH8050 saidH559 to Saul,H7586 BidH559 the servantH5288 passH5674 on beforeH6440 us, (and he passedH5674 on), but standH5975 you still a while,H3117 that I may showH8085 you the wordH1697 of God.H430