Samuel explained to the people the rights and duties of kingship. He wrote them down on a scroll and deposited it before the LORD. Then Samuel dismissed the people to go to their own homes.
Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched.
But some scoundrels said, “How can this fellow save us?” They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent.