2 In your virtue, Lord, the king will rejoice, and over your salvation, he will exult exceedingly.
3 You have granted him the desire of his heart, and you have not cheated him of the wish of his lips.
4 For you have gone ahead of him with blessings of sweetness. You have placed a crown of precious stones on his head.
5 He petitioned you for life, and you have granted him length of days, in the present time, and forever and ever.
6 Great is his glory in your salvation. Glory and great adornment, you will lay upon him.
7 For you will give him as a blessing forever and ever. You will make him rejoice with gladness in your presence.
1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1
1 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a man of Benjamin, strong and robust.
2 And he had a son called Saul, an elect and good man. And there was not a man among the sons of Israel better than he was. For he stood head and shoulders above all the people.
3 Now the donkeys of Kish, the father of Saul, had become lost. And Kish said to his son Saul, "Take with you one of the servants, and rising up, go out and seek the donkeys." And when they had passed through mount Ephraim,
4 and through the land of Shalishah, and had not found them, they crossed also through the land of Shaalim, and they were not there, and through the land of Benjamin, and they found nothing.
17 And when Samuel had caught sight of Saul, the Lord said to him: "Behold, the man about whom I spoke to you. This one shall rule over my people."
18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel, at the middle of the gate, and he said, "Tell me, I beg you: where is the house of the seer?"
19 And Samuel responded to Saul, saying: "I am the seer. Ascend before me to the high place, so that you may eat with me today. And I will send you away in the morning. And I shall reveal to you everything that is in your heart.
1 Then Samuel took a little vial of oil, and poured it on his head. And he kissed him, and said: "Behold, the Lord has anointed you as first ruler over his inheritance. And you shall free his people from the hands of their enemies, who are all around them. And this shall be a sign for you that God has anointed you as ruler:
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