|1st Samuel 8|
King James Bible
And he had a son, whose name [was] Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and [there was] not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward [he was] higher than any of the people.
And he passed4 through mount Ephraim, and passed4 through the land of Shalisha, but they found1 [them] not: then they passed4 through the land of Shalim, and [there they were] not: and he passed4 through the land of the Benjamites, but they found1 [them] not.
And he said4 unto him, Behold now, [there is] in this city a man of God, and [he is] an honourable12 man; all that he saith17 cometh4 surely to pass:2 now let us go4 thither; peradventure he can shew55 us our way that we should go.1
Then said4 Saul to his servant, But, behold, [if] we go,4 what shall we bring55 the man? for the bread is spent1 in our vessels, and [there is] not a present to bring53 to the man of God: what have we?
As soon as ye be come2 into the city, ye shall straightway find4 him, before he go up4 to the high place to eat:2 for the people will not eat4 until he come,2 because he doth bless17 the sacrifice; [and] afterwards 3651 they eat4 that be bidden.7 Now therefore get you up;3 for about this time ye shall find4 him.
To morrow about this time I will send4 thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint1 him [to be] captain over my people Israel, that he may save52 my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked1 upon my people, because their cry is come1 unto me.
And Samuel answered4 Saul, and said,4 I [am] the seer:6 go up3 before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat1 with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go,14 and will tell55 thee all that [is] in thine heart.
And Saul answered4 and said,4 [Am] not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest14 thou so to me?
And the cook took up55 the shoulder, and [that] which [was] upon it, and set4 [it] before Saul. And [Samuel] said,4 Behold that which is left!12 set3 [it] before thee, [and] eat:3 for unto this time hath it been kept7 for thee since I said,2 I have invited1 the people. So Saul did eat4 with Samuel that day.
And they arose early:55 and it came to pass about the spring2 of the day, that Samuel called4 Saul to the top of the house, saying,2 Up,3 that I may send thee away.17 And Saul arose,4 and they went out4 both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.
[And] as they were going down6 to the end of the city, Samuel said1 to Saul, Bid3 the servant pass on4 before us, (and he passed on,)4 but stand3 thou still a while, that I may shew55 thee the word of God.