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Samuel subdues the Philistines. The People ask for a King fore Jehovah, and fasted on that day, I judged Israel: and he built there an and said there. We have sinned altar unto Jehovah. egyet tehohildren and Isramnuin 8 uendas cama, the he had esamis Mizpah. 7 And when the Philis- sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the tines heard that the children of name of his first-born was Joel; and Israel were gathered together to the name of his second, Abijah: they Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines were judges in Beer-sheba. 3 And went up against Israel. And when his sons walked not in his ways, but the children of Israel heard it, they turned aside after lucre, and took were afraid of the Philistines. 8 bribes, and perverted justice. And the children of Israel said to 4 Then all the elders of Israel Samuel

, Cease not to cry unto Jeho- gathered themselves together, and rah our God for us, that he will save came to Samuel unto Ramah ; 5 and us out of the hand of the Philistines. they said unto him, Behold, thou art 9 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, old, and thy sons walk not in thy and offered it for a whole burnt-offer- ways: now make us a king to judge ing unto Jehovah; and Samuel cried us like all the nations. 6 But the unto Jehovah for Israel ; and Jeho- thing displeased Samuel, when they rah answered him. 10 And as said, Give us a king to judge us. Samuel was offering up the burnt- And Samuel prayed unto Jehovah. offering, the Philistines drew near 7 And Jehovah said unto Samuel, to battle against Israel; but Jeho- Hearken unto the voice of the peorah thundered with a great I thunder ple in all that they say unto thee; on that day upon the Philistines, for they have not rejected thee, but and discomfited them; and they they have rejected me, that I should were smitten down before Israel. not be king over them. 8 According 11 And the men of Israel went out to all the works which they have Of Mizpah, and pursued the Philis- done since the day that I brought tines

, and smote them, until they them up out of Egypt even unto came under Beth-car.

this day, in that they have forsaken 12 Then Samuel took a stone, and me, and served other gods, so do set it between Mizpah and Shen, and they also unto thee. 9 Now therecalled the name of it 2 Eben-ezer, fore hearken unto their voice : howsaying, Hitherto hath Jehovah beit thou shalt protest solemnly unto

13 So the Philistines them, and shalt show them the manwere subdued, and they came no ner of the king that shall reign over more within the border of Israel : them. and the hand of Jehovah was against

10 And Samuel told all the words the Philistines all the days of Sam- of Jehovah unto the people that uel. 14 And the cities which the asked of him a king. 11 And he Philistines had taken from Israel said, This will be the manner of the were restored to Israel, from Ekron king that shall reign over you: he even unto Gath; and the border will take your sons, and appoint thereof did Israel deliver out of the them unto him, 3 for his chariots, hand of the Philistines. And there and to be his horsemen; and they was peace between Israel and the shall run before his chariots ; 12 and Amorites.

he will appoint them unto him for 15 And Samuel judged Israel all captains of thousands, and captains the days of his life. 16 And he went of fifties; and he will set some to from year to year in circuit to Beth- plow his ground, and to reap his el, and Gilgal, and Mizpah ; and he harvest, and to make his instrujudged Israel in all those places. 17 ments of war, and the instruments And his return was to Ramah, for of his chariots. 13 And he will tak there was his house; and there he your daughters to be perfumers, an 2 That is, The stone of help.

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jaunin, whose name was Kish, 11 As they went up the ascent to the aion of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the city, they found young maidens the mi of Becorath, the son of going out to draw water, and said Aphids

, the son of a Benjamite, a unto them, Is the seer here? 12, And mighty mass of ' valor. 2 And he they answered them, and said, He hsul si surm, whose name was Saul, a is; behold, he is before thee: make

young man anda semully; and there haste now, for he is come to-day into was not among the children of Israel the city; for the people have a sacstoelier person than he: from his rifice to-day in the high place. 13 shoulders and upward he was higher As soon as ye are come into the city, than any of the people. 3 And the ye shall straightway find him, be43 of Kish, Saul's father, were fore he goeth up to the high place best. And Kish sail to Saul his son, to eat; for the people will not eat Take now one of the servants with until he come, because he doth bless thes, and arise, go seek the asses. the sacrifice; and afterwards they 4 And be passed through the hill- eat that are bidden. Now therefore country of Ephraim, and passed get you up; for at this time ye shall through the land of Shalishah, but find him. 14 And they went up to they found them not: then they the city; and as they came within passand through the land of Shaalim, the city, behold, Samuel came out

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Saul feasts and communes with Samuel. Samuel anoints Saul to be King 15 Now Jehovah had revealed | kept for thee, 8 for I said, I have inunto Samuel a day before Saul came, vited the people. So Saul did eat saying, 16 To-morrow about this with Samuel that day. time I will send thee a man out of

25 And when they were come the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt down from the high place into the anoint him to be prince over my city, he communed with Saul upon people Israel; and he shall save my the housetop. 26 And they arose people out of the hand of the Philis- early: and it came to pass about tines : for I have looked upon my the spring of the day, that Samuel people, because their cry is come called to Saul on the housetop, sayunto me. 17 And when Samuel saw ing, Up, that I may send thee away. Saul

, Jehovah 3 said unto him, Be- And Saul arose, and they went out hold, the man * of whom I spake to both of them, he and Samuel, abroad. thee ! this same shall have authority 27 As they were going down at the over my people. 18 Then Saul drew end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Bid the servant pass on before us Tell me, I pray thee, where the land he passed on), but stand thou seer's house is. 19 And Samuel an- still 'first, that I may cause thee to swered Saul, and said, I am the hear the word of God. op up before me unto the high 10 Then Samuel took the vial day: and in the morning I will let head, and kissed him, and said, Is thee go, and will tell thee all that is it not that Jehovah hath anointed in thy heart. 20 And as for thine thee to be prince over his inheriasses that were lost three days ago, tance? 2 When thou art departed set not thy mind on them; for they from me to-day, then thou shalt find are found. And 5 for whom is all two men by Rachel's sepulchre, in that is desirable in Israel? Is it the border of Benjamin at Zelzah ; mot for thee, and for all thy father's and they will say unto thee, The house? 21 And Saul answered and asses which thou wentest to seek are said, Am not I a Benjamite, of found; and, lo, thy father hath left the smallest of the tribes of Israel? off caring for the asses, and is anxand my family the least of all the ious for you, saying, What shall I families of the 6 tribe of Benjamin? do for my son? 3 Then shalt thou wherefore then speakest thou to me go on forward from thence, and thou after this manner?

shalt come to the 10 oak of Tabor ; 22 And Samuel took Saul and his and there shall meet thee there three servant, and brought them into the men going up to God to Beth-el, one guest-chamber, and made them sit carrying three kids, and another in the chiefest place among them carrying three loaves of bread, and that were bidden, who were about another carrying a 11 bottle of wine : thirty persons. 23 And Samuel said 4 and they will salute thee, and give unto the cook, Bring the portion thee

two loaves of bread, which thou which I gave thee, of which I said shalt receive of their

hand. 5 After unto thee, Set it by thee. 24 And that thou shalt come to 12 the hill of the cook took up the 7 thigh, and God, where is the garrison of the that which was upon it, and set it Philistines: and it shall come to before Saul. And Samuel said, Be- pass, when thou art come thither to hold, that which hath been reserved! the city, that thou shalt meet a band set it before thee and eat; because of prophets coming down from the unto the appointed time hath it been high place with a psaltery, and a 1 Heb. uncovered the ear of Samuel.

timbrel, and a pipe, and a harp, be 3 Heb. answered him.

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Saul among the Prophets. Nahash threatens Jabesh-gilead will come mightily upon thee, and Israel, Thus saith Jehovah, the God thou shalt prophesy with them, and of Israel, I brought up Israel out of shalt be turned into another man. Egypt, and I delivered you out of the 7 And I let it be, when these signs hand of the Egyptians, and out of are come unto thee, 2 that thou do as the hand of all the kingdoms that occasion shall serve thee; for God oppressed you: 19 but ye have this is with thee. 8 And thou shalt go day rejected your God, who himself down before me to Gilgal; and, saveth you out of all your calamities behold, I will come down unto thee, and your distresses; and ye have to offer burnt-offerings, and to sac- said unto him, Nay, but set a king rifice sacrifices of peace-offerings : over

Now therefore present seven days shalt thou tarry, till I yourselves before Jehovah by your come unto thee, and show thee what | tribes, and by your thousands. thou shalt do.

20 So Samuel brought all the tribes 9 And it was so, that, when he of Israel near, and the tribe of had turned his back to go from Benjamin was taken. 21 And he Samuel, God 3 gave him another brought the tribe of Benjamin near heart: and all those signs came to by their families; and the family of pass that day. 10 And when they the Matrites was taken ; and Saul came thither to 4 the hill, behold, a the son of Kish was taken: but band of prophets met him; and the when they sought him, he could not Spirit of God came mightily upon be found. 22 Therefore they asked him, and he prophesied among of Jehovah further, 5 Is there yet a them. 11 And it came to pass, man to come hither? And Jehovah when all that knew him beforetime answered, Behold, he hath hid himsaw that, behold, he prophesied self among the baggage. 23 And with the prophets, then the people they ran and fetched him thence; said one to another, What is this and when he stood among the peothat is come unto the son of Kish? ple, he was higher than any of the Is Saul also among the prophets? | people from his shoulders and up12 And one of the same place an- ward. 24 And Samuel said to all swered and said, And who is their the people, See ye him whom Jehofather? Therefore it became a vah hath chosen, that there is none proverb, Is Saul also among the like him among all the people? prophets? 13. And when he had And all the people shouted, and made an end of prophesying, he said, Long live the king. came to the high place.

25 Then Samuel told the people 14 And Saul's uncle said unto him the manner of the kingdon, and and to his servant, Whither went wrote it in ba book, and laid it up ye? And he said, To seek the asses; before Jehovah. And Samuel sent and when we saw that they were all the people away, every man to not found, we came to Samuel. his house. 26 And Saul also went 15 And Saul's uncle said, Tell me, I to his house to Gibeah; and there pray thee, what Samuel said unto went with him the host, whose you. 16 And Saul said unto his hearts God had touched. 27 But uncle, He told us plainly that the certain worthless fellows said, How asses were found. But concerning shall this man save us? And they the matter of the kingdom, whereof despised him, and brought him no Samuel spake, he told him

not. present. 8 But he held his peace. 17 And Samue called the people 11 Then Nahash

the Ammona 18 and he said unto the children of against Jabesh-gilead : and all the

men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, 1 Heb. it shall come to pass, that when these

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Saul's Victory over the Ammonites. Samuel's Solemn Address to Israel Make a covenant with us, and we of the day: and it came to pass, will serve thee. 2 And Nahash the that they that remained were scatAmmonite said unto them, On this tered, so that not two of them were condition will I make it with you, left together. that all your right eyes be put out; 12 And the people said unto Samand I will lay it for a reproach upon uel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul all Israel. 3 And the elders of reign over us? bring the men, that Jabesh said unto him, Give us we may put them to death. 13 And seren days' respite, that we may Saul said, There shall not a man be send messengers unto all the bor- put to death this day

for to-day ders of Israel; and then, if there be Jehovah hath wrought 2 deliverance none to save us, we will come out to in Israel. ther. 4 Then came the messengers

14 Then said Samuel to the peoto Gibeah of Saul, and spake these ple, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, words in the ears of the people: and and

the kingdom there. all the people lifted up their voice, 15 And all the people went to and wept. 5 And, behold, Saul | Gilgal; and there they made Saul came following the oxen out of the king before Jehovah in Gilgal; and held ; and Saul said, What aileth there they offered sacrifices of peacethe people that they weep? And offerings before Jehovah ; and there they told him the words of the men Saul and all the men of Israel reof Jabesh.

joiced greatly. came

Israel, Behold, have hearkthose words, and his anger was ened unto your voice in all that ye kindled greatly. 7 And he took a said unto me, and have made a king yoke of oxen, and cut them in over you. 2 And now, behold, the pieces, and sent them throughout king walketh before you; and I am all the borders of Israel by the hand old and grayheaded; and, behold, of

messengers, saying, Whosoever my sons are with you: and I have cometh not forth after Saul and walked before you from my youth after Samuel, so shall it be done unto this day. 3 Here I am: witunto his oxen. And the dread of ness against me before Jehovah, and Jehovah fell on the people, and they before his anointed : whose ox have came out as one man. 8 And he I taken? or whose ass have I taken? numbered them in Bezek; and the or whom have I defrauded? whom children of Israel were three hun- have I oppressed? or of whose hand dred thousand, and the men of have I taken a ransom 4 to blind Judah thirty thousand. 9 And mine eyes therewith? and I will they said unto the messengers that restore 'it you. 4 And they said, came, Thus shall ye say unto the Thou hast not defrauded us, nor men of Jabesh-gilead, To-morrow, loppressed us, neither hast 'thou by the time the sun is hot, ye shall taken aught of any man's hand. have deliverance. And the messen- 15 And he said unto them, Jehovah gers came and told the men of Jabesh; is witness against you, and his and they were glad. 10 Therefore anointed is witness this day, that the men of Jabesh said, To-morrow ye have not found aught in my hand. We will come out unto you, and ye And they said, He is witness. shall do with us all that seemeth 6 And Samuel said unto the peogood unto you. ii And it was so ple, It is Jehovah that 5 appointed on the morrow, that Saul put the Moses and Aaron, and that brought people in three companies; and your fathers up out of the land of they came into the midst of the Egypt. 7 Now therefore stand still camp in the morning watch, and smote the Ammonites until the heat

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