so that the godless man should not rule, and not lay snares for the people. 1
A poor but wise youth is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive advice.
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and presumption is like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as 1 king.”
Pharaoh Necho imprisoned him in Riblah in the land of Hamath and prevented him from ruling in Jerusalem. 1 He imposed on the land a special tax 2 of one hundred talents 3 of silver and a talent of gold.
He will also take their gods into captivity to Egypt, along with their cast images and prized utensils of silver and gold. Then he will withdraw for some years from 1 the king of the north.
The Lord said to Samuel, “Do everything the people request of you. 1 For it is not you that they have rejected, but it is me that they have rejected as their king.
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long do you intend to mourn for Saul? I have rejected him as king over Israel. 1 Fill your horn with olive oil and go! I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem, 2 for I have selected a king for myself from among his sons.” 3