1 There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 9 And they said to the messengers who had come, “Thus shall you say to the men of Jabesh-gilead: ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have bsalvation.’” When the messengers came and told the men of Jabesh, they were glad. 7:32, 33; [Ezek. 21 Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, yfrom the least of the tribes of Israel? He it is who shall restrain my people.” 18 Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?” 19 Samuel answered Saul, “I am the seer. Why then have you spoken to me in this way?”, 22 Then Samuel took Saul and his young man and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited, who were about thirty persons. And they said, “No! Hurry. 9 Then the king called Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 1 Samuel 9 English Standard Version Saul Chosen to Be King 1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 4 And he passed through ithe hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of jShalishah, but they did not find them. 13 As soon as you enter the city you will find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat. 8 According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you. 12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.’” 12 They answered, “He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. English Standard Version (ESV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Ex. 24 And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him jwhom the Lord has chosen? He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 9 Then the king called Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson.10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master's grandson may have bread to eat. 2 The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 8 Then go down before me sto Gilgal. Go up before me to the high place, for today you shall eat with me, and in the morning I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no … 7 Now when qthese signs meet you, do what your hand finds to do, rfor God is with you. 15 Now the day before Saul came, (N)the Lord had (O)revealed to Samuel: 16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, (P)and you shall anoint him to be prince[c] over my people Israel. And you shall reign over the people of the Lord and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. 15 oSamuel judged Israel all the days of his life. There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, k“Long live the king!”. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.” So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 24:17; Acts 10:9]. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 7 Now when the Philistines heard that the people of Israel had gathered at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. 1 Samuel 9:9 NIV 1 Samuel 9:9 NLT 1 Samuel 9:9 ESV 1 Samuel 9:9 NASB 1 Samuel 9:9 KJV 1 Samuel 9:9 Bible Apps 1 Samuel 9:9 Biblia Paralela 1 Samuel 9:9 Chinese Bible 1 Samuel 9:9 French Bible 1 Samuel 9:9 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. So Kish said to Saul his son, “Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.” 1 Samuel 9 NIV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] New International Version: English Standard Version: 1 There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. 11 And the men of Israel went out from Mizpah and pursued the Philistines and struck them, as far as below Beth-car. 8 And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines.” 1 Samuel 9:21 21 Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, y from the least of the tribes of Israel? 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 4 And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”[e]. They did not know the Lord. So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 13 But Saul said, h“Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today ithe Lord has worked jsalvation in Israel.” 3 And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, b“If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, then cput away the foreign gods and the dAshtaroth from among you and edirect your heart to the Lord fand serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” 15:1; [Acts 13:21] the Lord had # Ruth 4:4 revealed to Samuel: 16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, # ch. 6 vAnd the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled. 11 dAnd the next day Saul put the people ein three companies. 10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, c“Tomorrow we will give ourselves up to you, and you may do to us whatever seems good to you.” lBut the Lord thundered with a mighty sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel. 27 But some nworthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?” And they despised him and brought him no present. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, [g] [1 Samuel 8:16] a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. And there, as soon as you come to the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down nfrom the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying. 8:16; Matt. Now go up, for you will meet him immediately.” 4 When the messengers came to tGibeah of Saul, they reported the matter in the ears of the people, uand all the people wept aloud. (C)From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. 14 Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingdom.” 10 f They put his armor in the temple of g Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to … 8 The servant answered Saul again, “Here, I have with me a quarter of a shekel2 of silver, and I will give it to the man of God to tell us our way.” 1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was [f] 1 Samuel 14:51; 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39 Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2:25; 3:7, 9 For I have seen # 9:16 Septuagint adds … 12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, w“Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! 24 So the cook took up athe leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. 10 And Saul said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.” So they went to the city where the man of God was. 23 Then they ran and took him from there. 17 Now Samuel called the people together bto the Lord cat Mizpah. … 20 xAs for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. He it is who shall restrain my people.” 1 Samuel 1 English Standard Version (ESV) The Birth of Samuel. Perhaps he can tell us the way we should go.” 1 Samuel 6:9 English Standard Version (ESV). 2 From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. 12 Then Samuel mtook a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen1 and called its name Ebenezer;2 for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.” Israel Demands a King. Is it not for you and for all your father's house?” 21 Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, (T)from the least of the tribes of Israel? And all these signs came to pass that day. uNow appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 3 The elders of Jabesh said to him, “Give us seven days’ respite that we may send messengers through all the territory of Israel. So Kish said to Saul his son, “Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.” 4 And he passed through (D)the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of (E)Shalishah, but they did not find them. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 1 Samuel 9:1–27 Saul Chosen to Be King 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was f Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. Now go up, for you will meet him immediately.” 14 So they went up to the city. 8 According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you. And they came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch and struck down the Ammonites until the heat of the day. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. ” And Samuel prayed to the L ord. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 9 When he turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. So now let us go there. 1 Samuel 9:24 English Standard Version (ESV). 9 So Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. What do we have?” 8 The servant answered Saul again, “Here, I have with me a quarter of a shekel[b] of silver, and I will give it to the man of God to tell us our way.” 9 (Formerly in Israel, when a man (J)went to inquire of God, he said, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for today's “prophet” was formerly called a seer.) ESV Scripture Journal, Old and New Testament Sets, 46 Volumes, ESV Value Large Print Compact Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Black), ESV Study Bible, Large Print, Genuine Leather, Black, ESV Study Bible, Burgundy Genuine Leather, ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Sky Blue with Ivy Design, ESV MacArthur Study Bible--soft leather-look, olive with Celtic cross design. 3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. 7 And the L ord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, v for they have not rejected you, w but they have rejected me from being king over them. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. Perhaps he can tell us the way we should go.” 7 Then Saul said to his servant, “But if we go, (I)what can we bring the man? And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.” [] So Saul ate with Samuel that day. And Saul said, “What is wrong with the people, that they are weeping?” So they told him the news of the men of Jabesh. 15 So all the people went to kGilgal, and there they made Saul king lbefore the Lord in Gilgal. And they consecrated his son Eleazar to have charge of the ark of the Lord. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. t They took bribes and perverted justice.. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at p … They took bribes and perverted justice. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.’” 24 So the cook took up (V)the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson # [See ver. And when he stood among the people, ihe was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward. 1 Samuel 9:25 NIV 1 Samuel 9:25 NLT 1 Samuel 9:25 ESV 1 Samuel 9:25 NASB 1 Samuel 9:25 KJV 1 Samuel 9:25 Bible Apps 1 Samuel 9:25 Biblia Paralela 1 Samuel 9:25 Chinese Bible 1 Samuel 9:25 French Bible 1 Samuel 9:25 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. 5 Now, behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen. Go up before me to the high place, for today you shall eat with me, and in the morning I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. 6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 Then Saul said to his servant, “But if we go, nwhat can we bring the man? 5 and said to him, “Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. What do we have?” But when they sought him, he could not be found. 7 He took a yoke of oxen wand cut them in pieces and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hand of the messengers, saying, x“Whoever does not come out after Saul and Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen!” Then the dread of the Lord fell upon the people, and they came out yas one man. 11:2; 16:22; Neh. 12 And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some ato plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 19 eBut today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses, and you have said to him, ‘Set a king over us.’ Now therefore fpresent yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and by your thousands.”, 20 Then Samuel gbrought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot. But there shall be a king over us, z And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? He has come just now to the city, because the people (L)have a sacrifice today on (M)the high place. 15 Now the day before Saul came, sthe Lord had trevealed to Samuel: 21 He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its clans, and the clan of the Matrites was taken by lot;5 and Saul the son of Kish was taken by lot. 9 Then the king called Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, cbut the Lord will not answer you in that day.”, 19 But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. 21 And when Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the Lord. 2 When you depart from me today, you will meet two men by fRachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say to you, g‘The donkeys that you went to seek are found, and now hyour father has ceased to care about the donkeys and is anxious about you, saying, “What shall I do about my son?”’ 19 Samuel answered Saul, “I am the seer. He has come just now to the city, because the people qhave a sacrifice today on rthe high place. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 11 oThen Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged pJabesh-gilead, and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, q“Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you.” 18 Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?” (Q)For I have seen[d] my people, because their cry has come to me.” 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, (R)“Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! 10 As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. For the bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. 8 According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to … 27 As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to pass on before us, and when he has passed on, stop here yourself for a while, that I may make known to you the word of God.”. 1Sa 9:24 - So the cook took up the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. qAnd he built there an altar to the Lord. 1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 14 ySaul’s uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, z“To seek the donkeys. 1 Samuel 9 NLT Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] New Living Translation: English Standard Version: 1 There was a wealthy, influential man named Kish from the tribe of Benjamin. 27 As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to pass on before us, and when he has passed on, stop here yourself for a while, that I may make known to you the word of God.”, 10 cThen Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head dand kissed him and said, “Has not the Lord anointed you to be prince1 over ehis people Israel? 14 The cities that the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath, and Israel delivered their territory from the hand of the Philistines. 10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s grandson may have bread to eat. … Eli’s Worthless Sons. 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was fKish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 1 Samuel 5:9 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 But after they had brought it around, the hand of the Lord was against the city, causing a very great panic, and he afflicted the men of the city, both young and old, so that tumors broke out on them. 20 (S)As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. … # Ex. There mthey sacrificed peace offerings before the Lord, and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly. 10:1 and you shall anoint him to be prince # 9:16 Or leader over my people Israel. 9 (Formerly in Israel, when a man owent to inquire of God, he said, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for today’s “prophet” was formerly called a seer.) 15 And Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.” 26 Saul also went to his home mat Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched. He was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son … 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. Hurry. 1 Samuel 9:2. 5 When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant1 who was with him, “Come, let us go back, klest my father cease to care about the donkeys and become anxious about us.” And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Read 1 Samuel 9 from the ESV Bible online. 2 He had two wives. And those who survived were scattered, so that no two of them were left together. 9 Now then, obey their voice; only you shall solemnly warn them xand show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”, 10 So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking for a king from him. 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 1 When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel. For the people will not eat till he comes, since he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. 11 And when all who knew him previously saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, “What has come over the son of Kish? 10 When they came to vGibeah,4 behold, a group of prophets met him, oand the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them. 14 bHe will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. 2 But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “On this condition I will make a treaty with you, rthat I gouge out all your right eyes, and thus sbring disgrace on all Israel.” For the bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. And this shall be the sign to you that the Lord has anointed you to be prince2 over his heritage. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them. zAnd is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? 13 When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, (B)a handsome young man. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. 8 When Samuel became old, rhe made his sons judges over Israel. 24 So the cook took up the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 9 and watch. 24:4], [Deut. [f] 26 Then at the break of dawn[g] Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street. 3 Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. (U)And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? ” And Samuel prayed to the L ord. So now let us go there. 13 As soon as you enter the city you will find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat. 7 And the L ord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, v for they have not rejected you, w but they have rejected me from being king over them. 12 Then the people said to Samuel, f“Who is it that said, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ gBring the men, that we may put them to death.” 12 And a man of the place answered, x“And who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, w“Is Saul also among the prophets?” 1 Samuel 9:1 Saul Chosen to Be King 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was f Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, ga handsome young man. Eli’s Worthless Sons. 7 And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took up the ark of the Lord and brought it to the house of aAbinadab on the hill. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, vfor they have not rejected you, wbut they have rejected me from being king over them. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his home. 5 Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at gMizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you.” 8 According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you. 11 As they went up the hill to the city, (K)they met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?” 12 They answered, “He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place. 10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s grandson may have bread to eat. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 17 He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 17 Then he would return to pRamah, for his home was there, and there also he judged Israel. 22 hSo they inquired again of the Lord, “Is there a man still to come?” and the Lord said, “Behold, he has hidden himself among the baggage.” 11 He said, y“These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: zhe will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. 16 And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. Font Size. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson o shall always eat at my table. English Standard Version Update. 15 Now the day before Saul came, # ch. tThey took bribes and perverted justice. vFor I have seen4 my people, because their cry has come to me.” 15 He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. 4 So the people of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and they served the Lord only. 9 (Formerly in Israel, when a man owent to inquire of God, he said, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for today’s “prophet” was formerly called a seer.) 16 â€œTomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, uand you shall anoint him to be prince3 over my people Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 25 Then Samuel told the people lthe rights and duties of the kingship, and he wrote them in a book and laid it up before the Lord. 3 Yet his sons did not walk in his ways sbut turned aside after gain. 6 oThen the Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you, pand you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And the L ord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, v for they have not rejected you, w but they have rejected me from being king over them. 5 When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant[a] who was with him, “Come, let us go back, (F)lest my father cease to care about the donkeys and become anxious about us.” 6 But he said to him, “Behold, there is (G)a man of God in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; (H)all that he says comes true. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.” 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was (A)Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 1 Samuel 9-11 English Standard Version (ESV) Saul Chosen to Be King 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. 20 dthat we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” ” And Samuel prayed to the L ord. 9:1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 8 When he mustered them at zBezek, athe people of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 5 After that you shall come to lGibeath-elohim,3 mwhere there is a garrison of the Philistines. 10 And Saul said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.” So they went to the city where the man of God was. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place. 6 But he said to him, “Behold, there is la man of God in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; mall that he says comes true. And kSamuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him. 13 nSo the Philistines were subdued and did not again enter the territory of Israel. Why then have you spoken to me in this way?”, 22 Then Samuel took Saul and his young man and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited, who were about thirty persons. 3 Yet his sons did not walk in his ways s but turned aside after gain. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them. English Standard Version; 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 9. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 22:8; 2 Sam. … 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah … 1 Samuel 9 English Standard Version (ESV) Saul Chosen to Be King 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. But he held his peace. 2 The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. 9 So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, d to carry the good news e to the house of their idols and to the people. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. For the people will not eat till he comes, since he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. 1 Samuel 9 ESV Parallel NIV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] English Standard Version: New International Version: 1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. uSeven days you shall wait, until I come to you and show you what you shall do.”. hFrom his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at pRamah 11 As they went up the hill to the city, pthey met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?” Is it not for you and for all your father’s house?” And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 25 And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul bon the roof, and he lay down to sleep.6 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, g a handsome young man. There was peace also between Israel and the Amorites. 8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. … Then, if there is no one to save us, we will give ourselves up to you.” wIs Saul also among the prophets?” 25 And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul (W)on the roof, and he lay down to sleep. 1 Samuel 9-10 English Standard Version (ESV) Saul Chosen to Be King 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 8 When Samuel became old, r he made his sons judges over Israel. 3 Then you shall go on from there farther and come to the ioak of Tabor. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 16 He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men1 and your donkeys, and put them to his work. 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, e“Obey their voice and make them a king.” Samuel then said to the men of Israel, “Go every man to his city.”. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”5. 29:22, 27; Lev. 6 So they gathered at gMizpah hand drew water and poured it out before the Lord iand fasted on that day and said there, j“We have sinned against the Lord.” And Samuel judged the people of Israel at Mizpah. Three men jgoing up kto God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. h From … Israel Demands a King. 14 So they went up to the city. And when the people of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines. Saul Chosen to Be King 1There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 26 Then at the break of dawn7 Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street. And behold, I am coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and tto sacrifice peace offerings. (1Sa 14:51; 1Ch 8:33; 1Ch 9:39). There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. If it goes up on the way to its own land, to Beth-shemesh, then it is he who has done us this great harm, but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that struck us; it happened to us by coincidence.” 2And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. They did not know the Lord. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. Cancel any time. 16 And Saul said to his uncle, a“He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything. And he judged Israel in all these places. 18 And he said to the people of Israel, d“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.’
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