But you have now rejected1 your God, who saves2 you out of all your calamities and distresses. And you have said, 'No, set a king3 over us.'4 So now present5 yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and clans."
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When Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.
Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, and Matri's clan was chosen.6 Finally Saul son of Kish was chosen. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.
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So they inquired7 further of the LORD, "Has the man come here yet?" And the LORD said, "Yes, he has hidden himself among the baggage."
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They ran and brought him out, and as he stood among the people he was a head taller8 than any of the others.
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Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the man the LORD has chosen?9 There is no one like10 him among all the people." Then the people shouted, "Long live11 the king!"
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Samuel explained12 to the people the regulations13 of the kingship.14 He wrote them down on a scroll and deposited it before the LORD. Then Samuel dismissed the people, each to his own home.
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Saul also went to his home in Gibeah,15 accompanied by valiant men16 whose hearts God had touched.
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But some troublemakers17 said, "How can this fellow save us?" They despised him and brought him no gifts.18 But Saul kept silent.
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