Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it out on Saul's head,a kissed him, and said, "Hasn't the Lord anointed you ruler over His inheritance?b2
Today when you leave me, you'll find two men at Rachel's Gravec at Zelzah in the land of Benjamin. They will say to you, 'The donkeys you went looking for have been found, and now your father has stopped being concerned about the donkeys and is worried about you, asking: What should I do about my son?'
"You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine.
They will ask how you are and give you two [loavesd of] bread, which you will accept from them.
"After that you will come to the Hill of Gode where there are Philistine garrisons.f When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.
The Spirit of the Lord will control you, you will prophesy with them, and you will be transformed into a different person.g7
When these signs have happened to you, do whatever your circumstances requireh because God is with you.
Afterwards, go ahead of me to Gilgal. I will come to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice fellowship offerings. Wait seven days until I come to you and show you what to do."
When Saul turned aroundi to leave Samuel, God changed his heart,j and all the signs came about that day.
When Saul and his attendant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God took control of him, and he prophesied along with them.
Everyone who knew him previously and saw him prophesy with the prophets asked each other, "What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"