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15 Now the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel: 16 ‘Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be ruler over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines; for I have seen the suffering of[a] my people, because their outcry has come to me.’ 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, ‘Here is the man of whom I spoke to you. He it is who shall rule over my people.’

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  1. 1 Samuel 9:16 Gk: Heb lacks the suffering of

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