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The manner of a king foretold.
Saul seeketh his father's asses.
B. C. manner of the king that shall reign 3 And the asses of Kish Saul's fa- B.C. about 1095. over you: 'He will take your sons, ther were lost. And Kish said to about 1095.
and appoint them for himself, for his Saul his son, Take now one of the I ch. 14. 52.
chariots, and to be his horsemen; and servants with thee, and arise, go seek
12 And he will appoint him captains 4 And he passed through mount
were not: and he passed through the
5 And when they were come to the
and your vineyards, and your olive-ant that was with him, Come, and
caring for the asses, and take thought
your seed, and of your vineyards, 6 And he said unto him, Behold f Heb. and give to his t officers, and to his now, there is in this city da man of a Deut. 33. 1, cunuchs,
1 Kings 13.1. Gen. 37. 36. servants.
God, and he is an honourable man; 16 And he will take your men- e all that he saith cometh surely to e ch. 3. 19. servants, and your maidservants, and pass : now let us go thither; peryour goodliest young men, and your adventure he can shew us our way asses, and put them to his work. that we should go.
f See Judg. 6. 17 He will take the tenth of your 7 Then said Saul to his servant,
18. & 13. 17. sheep : and ye shall be his servants. But, behold, if we go, what shall 1 Kings 14.3.
2 Kings 4. 42. 18 And ye shall cry out in that day we bring the man? for the bread & 8.8.
because of your king which ye shall tis spent in our vessels, and there + Heb. is gone a Prov. 1. 25,
out of, &c. have chosen you; and the LORD will is not a present to bring to the man 26, 27, 28. Is. 1. 15. not hear you in that day. of God: what + have we?
+ Heb. is with Mic. 3. 4. | 19 | Nevertheless the people ore- | 8 And the servant answered Saul o Jer. 44. 16.
fused to obey the voice of Samuel; again, and said, Behold, + I have here + Heb. there is and they said, Nay; but we will have at hand the fourth part of a shekel
found in my
hand. a king over us;
of silver : that will I give to the man P ver. 5.
20 That we also may be p like all of God, to tell us our way.
he spake, Come, and let us go to
Seer.) 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, 10 Then said Saul to his servant, q ver. 7. 9 Hearken unto their voice, and make + Well said; come, let us go. So they + Heb. Thy Hos. 13. 11. them a king. And Samuel said unto went unto the city where the man of wo
word is good. the men of Israel, Go ye every man God was. unto his city.
11 | And as they went up + the hill + Heb. in the
ascent of the to the city, i they found young maid city. CHAPTER IX. ens going out to draw water, and said h 2 Sam. 24.
11. 2 Kings unto them, Is the seer here? Saul, not finding his father's asses, 18 cometh to Sam
17. 13. 1 Chr. vel. 19 Samuel entertaineth him at the feast ; 25 12 And they answered them, and 26.28.& 29.29.
2 Chr. 16. 7, and the next morning bringeth him on his way.
said, He is; behold, he is before you: 10. Is. 30. 10. N OW there was a man of Benja- make haste now, for he came to day Am. 7. 12. a ch. 14. 51. I min, whose name was a Kish, to the city; for k there is a ll sacrifice || Or, feast. 1 Chr. 8.33.
i Gen, 21. 11. & 9. 39. the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, of the people to day 'in the high
k Gen. 31. 54. the son of Bechorath, the son of place:
ch. 16. 2. 11 Or, the son Aphiah, Ila Benjamite, a mighty man 13 As soon as ye be come into the 11 Kings 3. 2. of a man of Jemini. of ll power.
city, ye shall straightway find him, || Or, sub.
| 2 And he had a son, whose name before he go up to the high place to
the children of Israel a goodlier per- sacrifice; and afterwards they eat b ch. 10. 23. son than he : b from his shoulders and that be bidden. Now therefore get
upward he was higher than any of you up; for about + this time ye shall + Heb. to day. the people.
He cometh to Samuel.
Samuel anointeth Saul.
B. C. 14 And they went up into the city: | that Samuel called Saul to the top of B.C. about 1095. and when they were come into the the house, saying, Up, that I may about 1095.
city, behold, Samuel came out against send thee away. And Saul arose,
them, for to go up to the high place. | and they went out both of them, he | Heb. reveale! 15 | m Now the LORD had t told and Samuel, abroad. ed the ear of Samuel Samuel in his ear a day before Saul 27 And as they were going down to ch. 20. 2. came, saying,
the end of the city, Samuel said to
16 To morrow about this time I will Saul, Bid the servant pass on before
Samuel anointeth Saul, and confirmeth him by the • Ex. 2. 25. & for I have looked upon my peo
prediction of three signs. 9 Saul's heart is changed, 3. 7, 9. ple, because their cry is come unto and he prophesieth. 14 He concealeth the matter of
the kingdom from his uncle. 17 Saul is chosen at me.
Mizpch by lot. 26 The people variously affected 17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the towards him. p ch. 16. 12. Lord said unto him, P Behold the man M HEN a Samuel took a vial of oil, a ch. 9. 16. & Hos. 13. 11.
16. 13. whom I spake to thee of! this same 1 and poured it upon his head, | 2Kings 9.3,6. f Heb. re shall + reign over my people.
band kissed him, and said, Is it not b Ps. 2. 12. strain in.
18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel because e the LORD hath anointed Acts 13. 21. in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray | thee to be captain over.d his inherd Deut. 32. 9.
Ps. 78. 71. thee, where the seer's house is. itance?
19 And Samuel answered Saul, and 2 When thou art departed from
f Josh. 18. 28. let thee go, and will tell thee all that they will say unto thee, The asses is in thine heart.
which thou wentest to seek are q ver. 3. 20 And as for 4 thine asses that were found :. and, lo, thy father hath left + Heb. to day lost + three days ago, set not thy mind † the care of the asses, and sorroweth | Heb. the three days.
business. on them; for they are found. And for you, saying, What shall I do for rch. 8. 5, 19. on whom 'is all the desire of Israel ? | my son ? & 12. 13.
Is it not on thee, and on all thy fa 3 Then shalt thou go on forward
from thence, and thou shalt come to ich. 15. 17.
21 And Saul answered and said, ' Am the plain of Tabor, and there shall + Judg. 20. 46, | not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of meet thee three men going up 8 to 8 Gen. 28. 22. 47, 48. Ps. 68. 27.
& 35. 1, 3, 7. the tribes of Israel ? and my family God to Beth-el, one carrying three u See Judg. 6. the least of all the families of the kids, and another carrying three 15.
tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then loaves of bread, and another carry+ Heb. accordo speakest thou +so to me?
ing a bottle of wine : ing to this word. 22 And Samuel took Saul and his 4 And they will + salute thee, and Heb. ask
thee of peace: servant, and brought them into the give thee two loaves of bread; which
88 Judg. 18. parlour, and made them sit in the thou shalt receive of their hands. chiefest place among them that were 5 After that thou shalt come to bidden, which were about thirty per-h the hill of God, i where is the gar- 5 ver. 10. sons.
rison of the Philistines : and it shall | i ch. 13. 3. 23 And Samuel said unto the cook, come to pass, when thou art come Bring the portion which I gave thee, thither to the city, that thou shalt of which I said unto thee, Set it by meet a company of prophets coming thee.
down k from the high place with a k ch. 9. 12. Lev: 7. 32. 1 24 And the cook took up the psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and
1 Ex. 15. 20, 21. 33. Ez. 24. 4.
2 Kings 3. 15. shoulder, and that which was upon a harp, before them; land they shall 1 Cor. 14. 1.
m Num. 11. 25. it, and set it before Saul. And Sam- prophesy:
ch. 16. 13. ll Or, reserved.
uel said, Behold that which is I left! 6 And m the Spirit of the Lord will n ver. 10. set it before thee, and eat: for unto come upon thee, and thou shalt
ch. 19. 23, 24.
o Ex. 4. 8. this time hath it been kept for thee prophesy with them, and shalt be Luke 2. 12. since I said, I have invited the peo- | turned into another man.
| Heb. it shall ple. So Saul did eat with Samuel 7 And + let it be, when these signs
that when that day. are come unto thee, + that thou do as
these signs, 25 [ And when they were come occasion serve thee; for p God is with
| Heb. do for down from the high place into the thee.
thee as thine
hand shall city, Samuel communed with Saul | 8 And thou shalt go down before find, y Deut. 22. 8. upon y the top of the house.
me 9 to Gilgal; and, behold, I will Judg. 9. 33. 2 Sam. 11. 2.
p Judg. 6. 12. Acts 10. 9. 26 And they arose early: and it came come down unto thee, to offer burnt
9 ch. 11. 14, 15. to pass about the spring of the day, offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices & 13. 4.
come to pass,
Saul's heart changed.
He is proclaimed king.
B.C. of peace offerings : 'seven days shalt | taken: and when they sought him, B. C. 1095. about 1095. thou tarry, till I come to thee, and he could not be found. shew thee what thou shalt do.
22 Therefore they e inquired of thee ch. 23. 2, 4, r ch. 13. 8.
10, 11. 9 | And it was so, that, when he Lord further, if the man should yet 10, + Heb. shoul- | had turned his + back to go from Sam- come thither. And the LORD an
uel, God gave him another heart: swered, Behold, he hath hid himself | Heb. turned.
and all those signs came to pass that
23 And they ran and fetched him • ver. 5.
10 And swhen they came thither thence: and when he stood among t ch. 19. 20. to the hill, behold, ta company of the people, he was higher than any i ch. 9. 2. u ver. 6. prophets met him; and uthe Spirit of the people from his shoulders and
of God came upon him, and he proph- upward.
24 And Samuel said to all the peo- |
& 2 Sam. 21. 6. 11 And it came to pass, when all ple, See ye him whom the LORD h 1 Kings 1. that knew him beforetime saw that, hath chosen, that there is none like 25, 39.
2 Kings 11. behold, he prophesied among the him among all the people? And all 12. + Heb. a man prophets, then the people said tone the people shouted, and said, nt God + Heb. Let the to his neigh
kiny live. to another, What is this that is come save the king. bour.
unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also 25 Then Samuel told the people
14, &c. ch. 8. + Heb. from 12 And one of the same place an- wrote it in a book, and laid it up 14: thence.
swered and said, But y who is their before the LORD. And Samuel sent
erb, Is Saul also among the proph- his house.
26 | And Saul also went home k tok Judg. 20. 14. y Is. 54. 1S. 13 And when he had made an end Gibeah; and there went with him a
ch. 11. 4. John 6. 45. &
I ch. 11. 12. 7. 16. of prophesying, he came to the high band of men, whose hearts God had
m Deut. 13. 13. place. touched.
n 2 Sam. 8. 2.
1 Kings 4.21. 14 | And Saul's uncle said unto him į 27 But the mchildren of Belial said,
& 10. 25. and to his servant, Whither went ye? | How shall this man save us? And 2 Chr. 17. 5.
Ps. 72. 10. And he said, To seek the asses: and they despised him, n and brought him
Matt. 2. 11. when we saw that they were no where, no presents. But he held his peace. | Or, he was
as though he we came to Samuel.
had been 15 And Saul's uncle said, Tell me,
deaf. I pray thee, what Samuel said unto The cruel condition offered to the men of Jabesh-gilead.
4 They send messengers to Saul, and are delivered you.
by him. 12 Saul spareth his enemies. 14 His king16 And Saul said unto his uncle, ! dom renewed at Gilgal. He told us plainly that the asses were M HEN a Nahash the Ammonite a ch. 12. 12. found. But of the matter of the 1 came up, and encamped against kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he • Jabesh-gilead : and all the men of Judg. 21. 8. told him not.
Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a c Gen. 26. 28. 1095. | 17 | And Samuel called the peo- covenant with us, and we will serve
Ex. 23. 32.
1 Kings 20. 2 Judg. 11. 11. | ple together ? unto the LORD a to Miz- | thee.
34. Job 41. 4. 11. 15. peh;
2 And Nahash the Ammonite an
Ez, 17. 13. a ch. 7.5,6. 18 And said unto the children of swered them, On this condition will b Judg. 6. 8, 9. Israel, b Thus saith the LORD God I make a covenant with you, that I
of Israel, I brought up Israel out of may thrust out all your right eyes,
ch. 17. 26.
him, + Give us seven days' respite, that + Heb. For. c.ch. 8. 7, 19.1 19 C And ye have this day rejected we may send messengers unto all the
bear us. & 12. 12.
your God, who himself saved you coasts of Israel: and then, if there be
15. 34. 2 Sam.
21.6.2: fore the Lord by your tribes, and by in the ears of the people : and 'all Judg. 2. 4. & your thousands.
the people lifted up their voices, and / 21. 2.
all the tribes of Israel to come near, 5 And, behold, Saul came after the
& 6. 34. & 11. of Benjamin to come near by their weep? And they told him the tidings 29. & 13. 25. families, the family of Matri was of the men of Jabesh.
& 14. 6. ch. Į taken, and Saul the son of Kish was 68 And the Spirit of God came upon 13.
& 20. 1.
10. 10. & 16.
Saul rescueth Jabesh-gilead.
Samuel reproveth the people.
B. C. 1095. Saul when he heard those tidings, and are with you: and I have walked be- | B. C. 1095. his anger was kindled greatly
fore you from my childhood unto this en And he took a yoke of oxen, and day. h Judg. 19. 29. h hewed them in pieces, and sent them 3 Behold, here I am: witness against
e ver. 5. throughout all the coasts of Israel me before the LORD, and before e his ch. 10. 1.&
24. 6. 2 Sam. by the hands of messengers, saying, anointed : fwhose ox have I taken? | 7.
: 1. 14, 16. i Judg. 21.5, Whosoever cometh not forth after or whose ass have I taken? or whom Num. 16. 15. 8, 10.
Acts 20. 33. Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be have I defrauded? whom have I op
1 Thess. 2. 5. done unto his oxen. And the fear of pressed? or of whose hand have I | Heb.ransom. the Lord fell on the people, and they received any + bribe li to 8 blind mine || Or, that I
should hide | Heb. as one came out t with one consent.
eyes therewith ? and I will restore it
mine eyes at Muide. 20. 1. l 8 And when he numbered them in you.
& Deut. 16. 19. k Judg. 1. 5. k Bezek, the children of Israel were 4 And they said, Thou hast not de12 Sam. 24. 9.
three hundred thousand, and the men frauded us, nor oppressed us, neither
hast thou taken aught of any man's
that time the sun be hot, ye shail ed is witness this day, h that ye have h John 18. 38. il Or, deliver
Acts 23. 9. & have il help. And the messengers came not found aught iin my hand. And
24. 16, 20. and shewed it to the men of Jabesh ; | they answered, He is witness.
i Ex. 22. 4. and they were glad.
6 And Samuel said unto the peo- | k Mic. 6. 4. 10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, ple, k It is the LORD that ll advanced 11 Or, made. m ver. S. To morrow mwe will come out unto Moses and Aaron, and that brought
you, and ye shall do with us all that your fathers up out of the land of
Egypt. 11 And it was so on the morrow, ! ☺ Now therefore stand still, that I 1 Is. 1. 18. & 5. a Seech. 31.11. | that n Saul put the people in three may reason with you before the Mic. 6. 2, 3. o Judg. 7. 16.
companies; and they came into the LORD of all the trighteous acts of + Heb. rightmidst of the host in the morning the LORD, which he did + to you and
or, benefits, watch, and slew the Ammonites until | to your fathers.
Judg. 5. 11. the heat of the day: and it came to 8°m When Jacob was come into |
† Heb. with.
m Gen. 46.5,6. pass, that they which remained were Egypt, and your fathers » cried unto, 1 n Ex. 2. 23. scattered, so that two of them were the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses Ex. 3. 10. &
4. 16. not left together.
and Aaron, which brought forth your 12 | And the people said unto Sam- fathers out of Egypt, and made them p ch. 10. 27. | uel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul dwell in this place. 9 See Luke 19. reign over us? I bring the men, that| 9 And when they P forgat the LORD p Judg. 3. 7. we may put them to death.
their God, 9 be sold them into the q Judg. 4. 2. r 2 Sam. 19. 22. 13 And Saul said, "There shall not a hand of Sisera, captain of the host
man be put to death this day: for to of Hazor, and into the hand of 'the r Judg: 10. 7. & Ex. 14. 13,30.
& 13. 1. day sthe Lord hath wrought salvation | Philistines, and into the hand of the ch. 19. 5. in Israel.
king Sof Moab, and they fought against 3 Judg. 3. 12. 14 Then said Samuel to the people, them. t ch. 10. 3. Come, and let us go tto Gilgal, and 10 And they cried unto the LORD, renew the kingdom there.
and said, + We have sinned, because t Judg. 10. 10. 15 And all the people went to Gil- | we have forsaken the LORD, U and u Judg. 2. 13. uch. 10. 17.
gal; and there they made Saul king ube- have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: x ch. 10. 8. fore the Lord in Gilgal; and there but now * deliver us out of the hand Judg. 10. 15,
they sacrificed sacrifices of peace of- of our enemies, and we will serve
z Judg. 11. 1. CHAPTER XII.
uel, and delivered you out of the hand a ch. 7. 13. Samuel testifieth to Israel his integrity. 6 He re
of your enemies on every side, and ye counteth God's dealings with their fathers; 16 and, by means of thunder in harvest, convinceth them of! 12. And when ve saw that, b Nahash b ch. 11. 1. their sin in asking a king ; 20 but comforteth them in the hope of God's mercy, if obedient.
| the king of the children of Ammon AND Samuel said unto all Israel, came against you, ye said unto me, ch. 8. 5, 19.
A. Behold, I have hearkened unto Nay; but a king shall reign over us : a ch. 8. 5, 19, 1 a your voice in all that ye said unto when d the LORD your God was your d Judg. 8. 23. 20.
ch. 8. 7. & 10. b ch. 10. 24. & me, and b have made a king over king.
19. 11. 14, 15. you.
13 Now therefore e behold the king e ch. 10. 24. c Num. 27. 17. | 2 And now, behold, the king walk-fwhom ye have chosen, and whom ye if ch. 8. 5. & 9. ch. 8. 20. d.ch. 8. 1,5. eth before you : d and I am old and have desired! and, behold, 8 the LORD,
grayheaded ; and, behold, my sons hath set a king over you.
cu. and, WOBOIU, vio vino
20. g Hos. 13. 11.
Exhortation to obedience.
Distress of the Israelites.
B. C. 1095. / 14 If ye will h fear the LORD, and 2 Saul chose him three thousand | B. C. 1093.
serve him, and obey his voice, and men of Israel ; whereof two thousand † Heb. mouth. not rebel against the + commandment were with Saul in Michmash and in h Josh. 24. 14. | of the LORD; then shall both ye and mount Beth-el, and a thousand were Ps. 81. 13, 14.
also the king that reigneth over you | with Jonathan in a Gibeah of Benja a ch. 10. 26. + Heb. be af. * continue following the Lord your min: and the rest of the people he God :
sent every man to his tent. i Lev, 26. 14, 15 But if ye will i not obey the voice 3 And Jonathan smote bthe garri-b ch. 10.5. 15, &c. Deut. 28. 15, &c.
euto of the LORD, but rebel against the son of the Philistines that was in Josh. 24. 20. commandment of the Lord; then shall | | Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. || Or, The hill.
the hand of the Lord be against you, And Saul blew the trumpet through-
this great thing, which the LORD will 4 And all Israel heard say that Saul
had smitten a garrison of the Philism Prov. 26. 1. | 17 Is it not mwheat harvest to day? | tines, and that Israel also twas had | | Heb. did
stink, Gen. a Josh. 10. 12. 1 "I will call unto the Lord, and he in abomination with the Philistines.
34. Só. Ex. 5. ch. 7. 9, 10. James'5. 16. shall send thunder and rain ; that | And the people were called together | 21. 17, 18.
ye may perceive and see that your after Saul to Gilgal. och. 8. 7.
wickedness is great, which ye have 5 [ And the Philistines gathered
rael, thirty thousand chariots, and six
and the LORD sent thunder and rain the sand which is on the sea shore P Ex. 14. 31. that day: and Pall the people greatly in multitude : and they came up, and See Ezra 10.
feared the Lord and Samuel. I pitched in Michmash, eastward from
19 And all the people said unto Beth-aven. 9 Ex. 9. 28. & Samuel, 4 Pray for thy servants unto 6 When the men of Israel saw that 10. 17. James 5. 15. 1 John
the LORD thy God, that we die not: they were in a strait, (for the people 5. 16.
for we have added unto all our sins were distressed,) then the people did Judg. 6. 2.
hide themselves in caves, and in
Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in r Deut. 11. 16. 21 And rturn ye not aside: sfor Gilgal, and all the people + followed | | Heb. trem& Jer. 16. 19.
bled after then should ye go after vain things, him trembling. Hab. 2. 18.
him. 1 Cor. 8. 4. which cannot profit nor deliver; for 8 T And he tarried seven days, ac- ch. 10. 8. t1 Kings 6.13. | they are vain.
cording to the set time that Samuel
22 For the LORD will not forsake | had appointed : but Samuel came not
because *it hath pleased the LORD to tered from him. x Deut. 7. 7, 8. make you his people.
9 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt & 14. 2. Mal. 1. 2.
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid offering to me, and peace offerings.
that I should sin against the LORD And he offered the burnt offering. + Heb. from tyin ceasing to pray for you: but 10 And it came to pass, that as soon ceasing.
12 I will teach you the a good and the as he had made an end of offering the y Acts 12. 5. Rom. 1.9. right way:
burnt offering, behold, Samuel came;
| 24 b Only fear the Lord, and serve and Saul went out to meet him, that
† Heb. bless 1 Or, what a for consider || how d great things he 11 | And Samuel said, What hast great thing, hath done for you.
thou done? And Saul said, Because z Ps. 34. 11. | 25 But if ye shall still do wickedly, I saw that the people were scattered Prov. 4. 11.
| eye shall be consumed, f both ye and a 1 Kings 8.
from me, and that thou camest not 36. 2 Chr. 6.
within the days appointed, and that 27. Jer. 6. 16.
the Philistines gathered themselves b Ecc. 12. 13.
CHAPTER XIII. c [8.5. 12.
| together at Michmash ;
Philistines. 6 The distress of the Israelites. 8 Saul,
not f Deut. 28. 36.
Heh. entreat. uel reproveth him. 17 The three bands of the Phi
ed the face. listines. 19 The Philistines suffer no smith in I8rael.
self therefore, and offered a burnt of+ Heb. the son SAUL + reigned one year; and fering. of one year in his reigning. w when he had reigned two years' 13 Ănd Samuel said to Saul, e Thou e 2 Chr. 16. 9. over Israel,
hast done foolishly : thou hast not fch. 15. 11.