The Mighty Man - 1st Samuel 9

1 Samuel 9:1 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name  was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of  Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of  power. 

1 Samuel 9:2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a  choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among  the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his  shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the  people. 

1 Samuel 9:3 And the asses of Kish Saul’s father were lost.  And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants  with thee, and arise, go seek the asses. 

1 Samuel 9:4 And he passed  through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of  Shalisha, but they found them not: then they passed  through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: and  he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they  found them not. 

1 Samuel 9:5 And when they were come to the  land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him,  Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the  asses, and take thought for us. 

1 Samuel 9:6 And he said unto him,  Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is  an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass:  now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way  that we should go. 

1 Samuel 9:7 Then said Saul to his servant, But,  behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the  bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to  bring to the man of God: 
what have we? 

1 Samuel 9:8 And the  servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here  at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give  to the man of God, to tell us our way. 

1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in  Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake,  Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called  a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.) 

1 Samuel 9:10 Then said  Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went  unto the city where the man of God was.  

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1 Samuel 9:11 And as they went up the hill to the city, they  found young maidens going out to draw water, and said  unto them, Is the seer here? 

1 Samuel 9:12 And they answered  them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste  now, for he came to day to the city; for there is a sacrifice  of the people to day in the high place: 

1 Samuel 9:13 As soon as ye  be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before  he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat  until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and  afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you  up; for about this time ye shall find him. 

1 Samuel 9:14 And they  went up into the city: and when they were come into the  city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to  the high place.   

1 Samuel 9:15 Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day  before Saul came, saying, 

1 Samuel 9:16 To morrow about this  time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and  thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel,  that he may save my people out of the hand of the  Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their  cry is come unto me. 

1 Samuel 9:17 And when Samuel saw Saul,  the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to  thee of! this same shall reign over my people. 

1 Samuel 9:18 Then  Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I  pray thee, where the seer’s house is. 

1 Samuel 9:19 And Samuel  answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me  unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to  morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in  thine heart. 

1 Samuel 9:20 And as for thine asses that were lost  three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found.  And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee,  and on all thy father’s house? 

1 Samuel 9:21 And Saul answered  and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the  tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of  the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to  me? 

1 Samuel 9:22 And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and  brought them into the parlour, and made them sit in the  chiefest place among them that were bidden, which were  about thirty persons. 

1 Samuel 9:23 And Samuel said unto the cook,  Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto  thee, Set it by thee. 

1 Samuel 9:24 And the cook took up the  shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before  Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it  before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it been kept  for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did  eat with Samuel that day.   

1 Samuel 9:25 And when they were come down from the high  place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the  top of the house. 

1 Samuel 9:26 And they arose early: and it came  to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul  to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee  away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he  and Samuel, abroad. 

1 Samuel 9:27 And as they were going down  to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant  pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a  while, that I may shew thee the word of God.  KJV