Saul Proclaimed King
Then Samuel called the people together x to the LORD y at Mizpah,
and said to the children of Israel, z "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all kingdoms and from those who oppressed you.'
a "But you have today rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all your adversities and your tribulations; and you have said to Him, 'No, set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."
And when Samuel had b caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.
When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was chosen. And Saul the son of Kish was chosen. But when they sought him, he could not be found.
Therefore they c inquired of the LORD further, "Has the man come here yet?" And the LORD answered, "There he is, hidden among the equipment."
So they ran and brought him from there; and when he stood among the people, d he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward.
And Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see him e whom the LORD has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?" So all the people shouted and said, f "Long live the king!"
Then Samuel explained to the people g the behavior of royalty, and wrote it in a book and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
And Saul also went home h to Gibeah; and valiant men went with him, whose hearts God had touched.
i But some j rebels said, "How can this man save us?" So they despised him, k and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.
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1 Samuel 9:20
"But as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be anxious about them, for they have been found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on you and on all your father's house?"
So all the children of Israel came out, from Dan to Beersheba, as well as from the land of Gilead, and the congregation gathered together as one man before the LORD at Mizpah.
1 Samuel 7:5
And Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you.
1 Samuel 7:6
So they gathered together at Mizpah, drew water, and poured it out before the LORD. And they fasted that day, and said there, "We have sinned against the LORD." And Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah.
That the LORD sent a prophet to the children of Israel, who said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'I brought you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of bondage.
And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you and gave you their land.
1 Samuel 8:8
According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day - with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods - so they are doing to you also.
1 Samuel 12:6
Then Samuel said to the people, " It is the LORD who raised up Moses and Aaron, and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt.
1 Samuel 12:8
When Jacob had gone into Egypt, and your fathers cried out to the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron, who brought your fathers out of Egypt and made them dwell in this place.
1 Samuel 8:7
And the LORD said to Samuel, "Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
1 Samuel 8:19
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No, but we will have a king over us.
1 Samuel 12:12
And when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' when the LORD your God was your king.
And they prayed and said, "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen
And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
1 Samuel 23:2
Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah.
1 Samuel 23:4
Then David inquired of the LORD once again. And the LORD answered him and said, "Arise, go down to Keilah. For I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.
1 Samuel 23:10
Then David said, "O LORD God of Israel, Your servant has certainly heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah to destroy the city for my sake.
1 Samuel 23:11
"Will the men of Keilah deliver me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down."
1 Samuel 9:2
And he had a choice and handsome son whose name was Saul. There was not a more handsome person than he among the children of Israel. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.
You shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.
1 Samuel 9:16
"Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him commander over My people Israel, that he may save My people from the hand of the Philistines; for I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me."
2 Samuel 21:6
"let seven men of his descendants be delivered to us, and we will hang them before the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD chose." And the king said, "I will give them."
1 Kings 1:25
"For he has gone down today, and has sacrificed oxen and fattened cattle and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king's sons, and the commanders of the army, and Abiathar the priest; and look! They are eating and drinking before him; and they say, ' Long live King Adonijah!'
1 Kings 1:39
Then Zadok the priest took a horn of oil from the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew the horn, and all the people said, "Long live King Solomon!
Deuteronomy 17:14 - 20
"When you come to the land which the LORD your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, 'I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,'
1 Samuel 8:11 - 18
And he said, "This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots.
Instead, the children of Benjamin gathered together from their cities to Gibeah, to go to battle against the children of Israel.
1 Samuel 11:12
Then the people said to Samuel, "Who is he who said, 'Shall Saul reign over us?' Bring the men, that we may put them to death.
Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods" ' - which you have not known -
1 Samuel 25:17
"Now therefore, know and consider what you will do, for harm is determined against our master and against all his household. For he is such a scoundrel that one cannot speak to him."