And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of
offering the burn offering
And before he could offer the peace offerings:
behold, Samuel came;
and it was told Saul that he was come:
and Saul went out to meet him;
left off sacrificing, and would proceed no further, leaving the rest for Samuel and out of respect to him, and to prevent a chiding of him, he went forth to meet him:
that he might salute him,
or "bless him" F3; congratulate him on his coming, ask of his health and welfare, and wish him all peace and prosperity.
F3 (wkrbl) "ad benedicendum ei", Montanus.