1 Samuel 10
Samuel anointeth Saul.
1 Samuel 10:1 And then Samuel toke a boxe of oyle, & poured it vpon his head & kissed him & sayd: the Lord hath annoynted the to be a captaine ouer his enheritaunce.
He confirmeth him by prediction of three signs.
1 Samuel 10:2 And now when thou art departed from me, thou shalte mete two men by Rahels sepulchre in þe borders of Beniamin euen at Zalezah. And they wyl say vnto the: þe asses which thou wenteste to seke, are founde se, thy father hath lefte the care of the asses, and soroweth for you saying what shal I do for my sonne? 1 Samuel 10:3 Then thou shalt go forth from thence, & shalt come to the ocke of Thabor. And there shalt thou mete thre men goynge to God to Bethel: one cariyng thre kyddes: and another caryenge thre loues of bread: and the thyrd caryeng a botell of wine. 1 Samuel 10:4 And they wyll salute the and geue the two loues of bread: which thou shalt receyue of theyr handes. 1 Samuel 10:5 After that thou shalt come to the hyll of God, where the Philistines kepe theyr watche. And when thou art come thyther to that cytye, thou shalt mete a companye of Prophetes comyng doune from the hyll, with a psalter, a tymbrell, a pype, and an harp before them & they prophesying. 1 Samuel 10:6 And the spyryte of þe Lord wyll come vpon the, and thou shalt prophesye with them, and shalt be turned into another man. 1 Samuel 10:7 And when these sygnes are chaunced þe, then do what thou hast to do, for God is wyth the. 1 Samuel 10:8 And thou shalt also go before me to Galgall. And beholde I wyl come vnto the, to sacrifye burnt sacrifice & peace offerynges. Tary for me seuen dayes, tyll I come to the, & shew the what thou shalt do.
Saul's heart is changed, and he prophesieth.
1 Samuel 10:9 And assone as he had turned his shoulder to go from Samuel, god gaue hym another maner of herte, and all those tokens came to passe that same day. 1 Samuel 10:10 When thei came to the hyll, beholde, the company of prophetes met him, & the sprite of God came vpon him, & he prophesyed among them. 1 Samuel 10:11 And all that knewe him before when they sawe that he prophesied among the Prophetes, they sayd eche to other: what is happened vnto the sonne of Cis? Is Saule also among the Prophetes? 1 Samuel 10:12 And one of the same place answered & sayde? who is theyr father? And thereof sprang a prouerbe: what is Saul also amonge the Prophetes: 1 Samuel 10:13 And when he had made an end of prophesieng, he came to the hyll.
He concealeth the matter of the kingdom from his uncle.
1 Samuel 10:14 Saules fathers brother sayde vnto him & his lad: whether wente ye? And he answered: to seke the asses, & when we saw that they were no where, we went to Samuel. 1 Samuel 10:15 Then sayd Sauls vncle: tel me what Samuel sayde vnto you? 1 Samuel 10:16 And Saul answered his vncle: he tolde vs þt the asses were found. But of the kyngdome wherof Samuel spake, tolde he hym not.
Saul is chosen at Mizpeh by lot.
1 Samuel 10:17 After that Samuel called þe people together vnto the Lorde to Mazphah 1 Samuel 10:18 & sayde vnto the chyldren of Israel: thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought you out of Egypt, & deliuered you out of the hand of the Egipcians, & out of the handes of al kingedomes that oppressed you. 1 Samuel 10:19 And ye haue this day cast awaye youre God that holpe you oute of al youre aduersities & trybulacyons. And ye haue sayde vnto him, make a kyng ouer vs. Now therfore stande before the Lord by your trybes & youre thousandes. 1 Samuel 10:20 And when Samuel had brought al the trybes of Israel þe trybe of Beniamin was caught. 1 Samuel 10:21 When he had broughte the trybe of Beniamin by theyr kinredes the kynrede of Metri was caught, and Saul the sonne of Cys was caughte. And they sought him: but he coulde not be founde. 1 Samuel 10:22 Then they asked the Lorde further: whither the man shuld come thyther. And the Lorde aunswered: beholde he hath hydde hym selfe among the stuffe. 1 Samuel 10:23 And they ran, and fet hym thence. And when he stode among the people, he was hyer then anye of the people, from þe shoulders vpwarde. 1 Samuel 10:24 And Samuel sayde to al the people there se ye whom the Lord hath chosen & how there is none lyke hym amonge all the companye. And al the people shouted and sayd: God lend the Kyng lyfe. 1 Samuel 10:25 Then Samuel tolde the people the dutye of the kyngedome, & wrote it in a boke, and layde it vp before the Lorde, & so sente all the people awaye, euery man to hys house.
The different affections of his subjects.
1 Samuel 10:26 And Saule also went home to Gabaah. And there went wt hym an hoste, suche as God had touched theyr hartes. 1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of vnthryftynesse sayde: how shall he saue vs? and despysed him & brought hym not presentes. And he made as though he had not hearde it.