And he had a son, whosename was Saul, a choiceyoung man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlierpersonthan he: from his shoulders and upward he was higherthan any of the people.
And he passedthroughmountEphraim, and passedthrough the land of Shalisha, but theyfoundthem not: thentheypassedthrough the land of Shalim, and theretheywere not: and he passedthrough the land of the Benjamites, but theyfoundthem not.
And he saidunto him, Behold now, there is in thiscity a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saithcomethsurely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
As soon as ye be comeinto the city, ye shallstraightwayfind him, before he go up to the highplace to eat: for the peoplewill not eat until he come, because he dothbless the sacrifice; and afterwardsthey eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for aboutthistime ye shallfind him.
To morrowaboutthistime I willsendthee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thoushaltanoint him to be captainover my peopleIsrael, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I havelookedupon my people, becausetheir cry is comeunto me.
And the cooktook up the shoulder, and thatwhich was upon it, and set it beforeSaul. And Samuelsaid, Beholdthatwhich is left! set it beforethee, and eat: for untothistimehath it beenkept for theesince I said, I haveinvited the people. So Saul did eat withSamuelthat day.
And theyaroseearly: and it came to passabout the spring of the day, thatSamuelcalledSaul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may sendtheeaway. And Saularose, and theywent out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.