After that you shall come to Gibeath-elohim, a at the place where the Philistine garrison is; there, as you come to the town, you will meet a band of prophets coming down from the shrine with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre playing in front of them; they will be in a prophetic frenzy.
Then the spirit of the Lord will possess you, and you will be in a prophetic frenzy along with them and be turned into a different person.
Now when these signs meet you, do whatever you see fit to do, for God is with you.
And you shall go down to Gilgal ahead of me; then I will come down to you to present burnt offerings and offer sacrifices of well-being. Seven days you shall wait, until I come to you and show you what you shall do."
As he turned away to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all these signs were fulfilled that day.
When they were going from there b to Gibeah, c a band of prophets met him; and the spirit of God possessed him, and he fell into a prophetic frenzy along with them.
When all who knew him before saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, "What has come over the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
A man of the place answered, "And who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
When his prophetic frenzy had ended, he went home. d14
Saul's uncle said to him and to the boy, "Where did you go?" And he replied, "To seek the donkeys; and when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel."
Saul's uncle said, "Tell me what Samuel said to you."
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