There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, k“Long live the king!”. 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. 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. And those who survived were scattered, so that no two of them were left together. 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.) 18 Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?” 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.” 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. 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. And when the people of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines. 13 When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place. And kSamuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him. 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, w“Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! For the bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. 15 So all the people went to kGilgal, and there they made Saul king lbefore the Lord in Gilgal. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, g a handsome young man. 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.” … 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 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. t They took bribes and perverted justice.. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at p … 8 When Samuel became old, r he made his sons judges over Israel. 1 Samuel 6:9 English Standard Version (ESV). 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. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 16 And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 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. English Standard Version Update. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. So Saul ate with Samuel that day. [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. But there shall be a king over us, 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. z And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? They did not know the Lord. 3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. h From … 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. 24:17; Acts 10:9]. 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. 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. 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. 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. # Ex. 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. 4 And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand. 22:8; 2 Sam. And they came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch and struck down the Ammonites until the heat of the day. 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 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. 1 Samuel 9:24 English Standard Version (ESV). 9 When he turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 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. hFrom his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. 9 and watch. 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. He has come just now to the city, because the people (L)have a sacrifice today on (M)the high place. 2And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 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.” 13 nSo the Philistines were subdued and did not again enter the territory of Israel. 2 The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. … 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, (B)a handsome young man. 14 Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingdom.” 8 When he mustered them at zBezek, athe people of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. 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. 5 Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at gMizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you.” 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. 20 (S)As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. 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. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”5. 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? 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.’ 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.” 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. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no … 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. 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. 17 Then he would return to pRamah, for his home was there, and there also he judged Israel. 24 And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him jwhom the Lord has chosen? 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?” 7 Now when the Philistines heard that the people of Israel had gathered at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against 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. 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? But he held his peace. 12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. Read 1 Samuel 9 from the ESV Bible online. 7 Now when qthese signs meet you, do what your hand finds to do, rfor God is with you. 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. 1 Samuel 9:2. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 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.” 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. ” And Samuel prayed to the L ord. 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? Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”[e]. There mthey sacrificed peace offerings before the Lord, and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly. 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? There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. They did not know the Lord. And they said, “No! 1 Samuel 9:21 21 Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, y from the least of the tribes of Israel? 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. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. And all these signs came to pass that day. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. 5 Now, behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen. 12 They answered, “He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. 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. 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. 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.” 8 When Samuel became old, rhe made his sons judges over Israel. And behold, I am coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and tto sacrifice peace offerings. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. There was peace also between Israel and the Amorites. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. 8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his home. tThey took bribes and perverted justice. 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 … Eli’s Worthless Sons. Eli’s Worthless Sons. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. So Saul ate with Samuel that day. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. 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. 4 And he passed through ithe hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of jShalishah, but they did not find them. (1Sa 14:51; 1Ch 8:33; 1Ch 9:39). 3 Yet his sons did not walk in his ways s but turned aside after gain. 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. And he judged Israel in all these places. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah … 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. 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. 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. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson o shall always eat at my table. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.’” 12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. uNow appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 15 He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. 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.” (C)From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. 2 He had two wives. vFor I have seen4 my people, because their cry has come to me.” And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Israel Demands a King. 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.” 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. 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. 3 The elders of Jabesh said to him, “Give us seven days’ respite that we may send messengers through all the territory of Israel.