1 Samuel 10:26

26 Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched.

Read 1 Samuel 10:26 Using Other Translations

And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched.
When Saul returned to his home at Gibeah, a group of men whose hearts God had touched went with him.

What does 1 Samuel 10:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 10:26

And Saul also went home to Gibeah
His native place, where was his father's house, to which he retired; where were no royal palace, or princely court, nor any of the ensigns of kingly majesty; and whither it does not appear that he was followed by the nobility or princes of the tribes, only accompanied by a few men, as next observed:

and there went with him a band of men;
an army, or part of one they seem to be military men, at least men of strength, valour, and courage; gallant men, who, in honour to their king elect, freely offered themselves to be his body guard, however, until he was come to his house at Gibeah; the Targum is only, "some of the people"

whose heart God had touched;
and inclined to show honour and respect to their king; the Targum describes them,

``men that feared to sin, and in whose hearts the fear of God was put.''
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