Shemu'el called the people together to the LORD to Mitzpah;
and he said to the children of Yisra'el, Thus says the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, I brought up Yisra'el out of Mitzrayim, and I delivered you out of the hand of the Mitzrim, and out of the hand of all the kingdoms that oppressed you:
but you have this day rejected your God, who himself saves you out of all your calamities and your distresses; and you have said to him, [No], but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.
So Shemu'el brought all the tribes of Yisra'el near, and the tribe of Binyamin was taken.
He brought the tribe of Binyamin near by their families; and the family of the Matri was taken; and Sha'ul the son of Kish was taken: but when they sought him, he could not be found.
Therefore they asked of the LORD further, Is there yet a man to come here? the LORD answered, Behold, he has hid himself among the baggage.
They ran and fetched him there; and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.
Shemu'el said to all the people, "You see him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people?" All the people shouted, and said, [Long] live the king.
Then Shemu'el told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD. Shemu'el sent all the people away, every man to his house.
Sha'ul also went to his house to Gevah; and there went with him the host, whose hearts God had touched.
But certain worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? They despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his shalom.