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1 Samuel 9 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:1 - Now there was a man of Binyamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Aviel, the son of Tzeror, the son of Bekhorat, the son of Afiach, the son of a Binyamini, a mighty man of valor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - He had a son, whose name was Sha'ul, an impressive young man; and there was not among the children of Yisra'el a better person than he. From his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:3 - The donkeys of Kish, Sha'ul's father, were lost. Kish said to Sha'ul his son, Take now one of the servants with you, and arise, go seek the donkeys.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:4 - He passed through the hill-country of Efrayim, and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they didn't find them: then they passed through the land of Sha`alim, and there they weren't there: and he passed through the land of the Binyamini, but they didn't find them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:5 - When they had come to the land of Tzuf, Sha'ul said to his servant who was with him, Come, and let us return, lest my father leave off caring for the donkeys, and be anxious for us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:6 - He said to him, See now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is a man who is held in honor; all that he says comes surely to pass: now let us go there; peradventure he can tell us concerning our journey whereon we go.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:7 - Then said Sha'ul 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?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:8 - The servant answered Sha'ul again, and said, Behold, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:9 - (In earlier times in Yisra'el, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he said, Come, and let us go to the seer; for he who is now called a Prophet was before called a Seer.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:10 - Then said Sha'ul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went to the city where the man of God was.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:11 - As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:12 - They answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he is come today into the city; for the people have a sacrifice today in the high place:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:13 - as soon as you are come into the city, you shall immediately find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat; for the people will not eat until he come, because he does bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat who are invited. Now therefore get you up; for at this time you shall find him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:14 - They went up to the city; and as they came within the city, behold, Shemu'el came out toward them, to go up to the high place.

God's Choice for King

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:15 - Now the LORD had revealed to Shemu'el a day before Sha'ul came, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:16 - Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of Binyamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Yisra'el; and he shall save my people out of the hand of the Pelishtim: for I have looked on my people, because their cry is come to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:17 - When Shemu'el saw Sha'ul, the LORD said to him, Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! this same shall have authority over my people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:18 - Then Sha'ul drew near to Shemu'el in the gate, and said, Tell me, Please, where the seer's house is.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:19 - Shemu'el answered Sha'ul, and said, I am the seer; go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today: and in the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is in your heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:20 - As for your donkeys who were lost three days ago, don't set your mind on them; for they are found. For whom is all that is desirable in Yisra'el? Is it not for you, and for all your father's house?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:21 - Sha'ul answered, Am I not a Binyamini, of the smallest of the tribes of Yisra'el? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Binyamin? why then speak you to me after this manner?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:22 - Shemu'el took Sha'ul and his servant, and brought them into the guest-chamber, and made them sit in the best place among those who were invited, who were about thirty persons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:23 - Shemu'el said to the cook, Bring the portion which I gave you, of which I said to you, Set it by you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:24 - The cook took up the thigh, and that which was on it, and set it before Sha'ul. Shemu'el said, Behold, that which has been reserved! set it before you and eat; because to the appointed time has it been kept for you, for I said, I have invited the people. So Sha'ul ate with Shemu'el that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:25 - When they were come down from the high place into the city, he talked with Sha'ul on the housetop.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:26 - They arose early: and it happened about the spring of the day, that Shemu'el called to Sha'ul on the housetop, saying, Up, that I may send you away. Sha'ul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Shemu'el, abroad.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:27 - As they were going down at the end of the city, Shemu'el said to Sha'ul, Bid the servant pass on before us (and he passed on), but stand you still first, that I may cause you to hear the word of God.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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