As they were climbing a hill toward the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water. So Saul and his servant asked, "Is the seer here today?"
1 Kish was a rich, influential man from the tribe of Benjamin. He was the son of Abiel and grandson of Zeror, from the family of Becorath and the clan of Aphiah.
2 His son Saul was the most handsome man in Israel--head and shoulders taller than anyone else in the land.
8 "Well," the servant said, "I have one small silver piece. We can at least offer it to him and see what happens!"
11 As they were climbing a hill toward the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water. So Saul and his servant asked, "Is the seer here today?"
12 "Yes," they replied. "Stay right on this road. He is at the town gates. He has just arrived to take part in a public sacrifice up on the hill.
14 So they entered the town, and as they passed through the gates, Samuel was coming out toward them to climb the hill.
15 Now the LORD had told Samuel the previous day,
16 "About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him to be the leader of my people, Israel. He will rescue them from the Philistines, for I have looked down on my people in mercy and have heard their cry."
22 Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the great hall and placed them at the head of the table, honoring them above the thirty special guests.
23 Samuel then instructed the cook to bring Saul the finest cut of meat, the piece that had been set aside for the guest of honor.
24 So the cook brought it in and placed it before Saul. "Go ahead and eat it," Samuel said. "I was saving it for you even before I invited these others!" So Saul ate with Samuel.
25 After the feast, when they had returned to the town, Samuel took Saul up to the roof of the house and prepared a bed for him there.
27 When they reached the edge of town, Samuel told Saul to send his servant on ahead. After the servant was gone, Samuel said, "Stay here, for I have received a special message for you from God."