1 Samuel 10:17-27
Now Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah. And he said to thepeople of Israel, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I brought up Israel out of Egypt,and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all the kingdomsthat were oppressing you.’ But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from allyour calamities and your distresses, and you have said to him, ‘Set a king over us.’ Nowtherefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your thousands.”
Then Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was takenby lot. He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its clans, and the clan of the Matrites wastaken by lot; and Saul the son of Kish was taken by lot. But when they sought him, he couldnot be found. So they inquired again of the LORD, “Is there a man still to come?” and theLORD said, “Behold, he has hidden himself among the baggage.” Then they ran and tookhim from there. And when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the peoplefrom his shoulders upward. And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom theLORD has chosen? There is none like him among all the people.” And all the peopleshouted, “Long live the king!”
Then Samuel told the people the rights and duties of the kingship, and he wrote themin a book and laid it up before the LORD. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one tohis home. Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whosehearts God had touched. But some worthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?”And they despised him and brought him no present. But he held his peace.