1 Samuel 10
Samuel anointeth Saul.
1 Samuel 10:1 And then Samuel toke a vessell of oyle, & powred it vpon hys heed, & kyssed him, & sayde: hath not the Lord anoynted the, to be captayne ouer hys enheritaunce?
He confirmeth him by prediction of three signs.
1 Samuel 10:2 When þu art departed from me this daye, þu shalt fynde two men by Rahels sepulcre in the border of BenIamin, euen at Zalezah. And they will saye vnto the: þe asses which þu wentest to seke, are founde. And lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, & soroweth for you, sayenge: what shall I do for my sonne? 1 Samuel 10:3 Then shalt þu go forth from thence, & shalt come to the playne of Thabor. And there shall mete the thre men goinge vp, to God to Bethel: one caryeng thre kiddes: & another caryeng thre loues of breed: & another caryeng a botell of wyne. 1 Samuel 10:4 And they wyll salute þe, & geue the two loues of breed: which thou shalt receaue of theyr handes. 1 Samuel 10:5 After þt shalt thou come to the hyll of God, where þe Philistines kepe their watche. And when thou art come thyther to the cytie, þu shalt mete a companye of prophetes comminge downe from the hill, wt a psalter, a tymbrell, a pype, & a harpe before them, & they shall prophesye. 1 Samuel 10:6 And the sprete of the Lorde wyll come vpon the also, & þu shalt prophesye, with them, and shalt be turned into another man. 1 Samuel 10:7 Therfore when these signes are chaunced the, do what thou hast to do, for God is wyth the. 1 Samuel 10:8 And þu shalt go before me to Gilgal. And I also wyll come downe vnto the, to sacrifye burntsacrifyces, and to offre peace offerynges Tary for me seuen dayes, tyll I come to the, and shew the, what thou shalt do.
Saul's heart is changed, and he prophesieth.
1 Samuel 10:9 And assone as he had turned hys shoulder to go from Samuel, God gaue hym another maner of herte, & all those tokens came to passe that same daye. 1 Samuel 10:10 And when they came to the hill: beholde, the companye of prophetes met hym, and the sprete of God cam vpon hym also, & he prophesyed among them. 1 Samuel 10:11 And all that knewe hym before, when they sawe that he prophesyed amonge the prophetes, they sayd eche to other: what is this þt is happened vnto the sonne of Cis? Is Saul also amonge the prophetes? 1 Samuel 10:12 And one of the same place answered & sayde: who is their father? And therof came the prouerbe: what, is Saul also amonge the prophetes? 1 Samuel 10:13 And when he had made an ende of prophesyeng, he cam to the hill.
He concealeth the matter of the kingdom from his uncle.
1 Samuel 10:14 And Saules fathers brother sayde vnto hym and to hys lad: whether went ye? He sayde: to seke the asses: & when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel. 1 Samuel 10:15 And Sauls vncle sayde: tell me what Samuel sayde vnto you? 1 Samuel 10:16 Saul answered his vncle: he tolde vs planely, that the asses were founde. But of the kyngdome wherof Samuel spake, tolde he hym not.
Saul is chosen at Mizpeh by lot.
1 Samuel 10:17 And Samuel called the people together vnto þe Lorde to Mizpa, 1 Samuel 10:18 and sayde vnto the chyldren of Israel: thus sayth the Lorde God of Israel: I brought Israel out of Egypt, and delyuered you out of the hande of the Egypcyans, & out of the handes of all kyngdomes that troubled you. 1 Samuel 10:19 And ye haue this daye cast awaye youre God that helped you out of all youre aduersyties & tribulacyons. And ye haue sayd vnto hym: make a kynge ouer vs. Nowe therfore stande ye before the Lorde by youre trybes & youre thousandes. 1 Samuel 10:20 And whan Samuel had brought all the tribes of Israel, the tribe of BenIamin was caught. 1 Samuel 10:21 When he had brought the tribe of BenIamin by their kynredes, the kynred of Matri was caught: and at the last Saul þe sonne of Cis was caught. And whan they sought hym, he coulde not be founde. 1 Samuel 10:22 Therfore they asked the Lorde further, yf the man shulde come thither. And the Lorde answered: beholde, he hath hydd hym selfe amonge the stuffe. 1 Samuel 10:23 And they ranne & fet him thence. And when he stode amonge the people, he was hyer then any of the people, from þe shoulders vpwarde. 1 Samuel 10:24 And Samuel sayde to all the people: Se ye not him, whom the Lorde hath chosen, & howe there is none lyke hym amonge all the people? And all the people showted & sayde: God lend the kynge lyfe. 1 Samuel 10:25 Then Samuel tolde the people the dutye of the kyngdome, & wrote it in a boke, and layde it vp before the Lorde, and sent all the people awaye, euery man to hys house.
The different affections of his subjects.
1 Samuel 10:26 And Saul also went home to Gibea. And there folowed him strong men, whose hertes God had touched. 1 Samuel 10:27 But the chyldren of Belial sayde: howe shall he saue vs? and they despised him, and brought him no presentes. And he helde is tonge.