The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully on you,(A) you will prophesy with them,(B) and you will be transformed.(C) When these signs have happened to you, do whatever your circumstances require[a](D) because God is with you. Afterward, go ahead of me to Gilgal. I will come to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice fellowship offerings. Wait seven days until I come to you and show you what to do.”

When Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed his heart,[b] and all the signs came about that day. 10 When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God came powerfully on him, and he prophesied along with them.

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Footnotes

  1. 10:7 Lit do for yourself whatever your hand finds
  2. 10:9 Lit God turned to him another heart

20 he sent agents to seize David.(A) However, when they saw the group of prophets prophesying(B) with Samuel leading them, the Spirit of God came on Saul’s agents, and they also started prophesying. 21 When they reported to Saul, he sent other agents, and they also began prophesying.(C) So Saul tried again and sent a third group of agents, and even they began prophesying. 22 Then Saul himself went to Ramah. He came to the large cistern at Secu and asked, “Where are Samuel and David?”

“At Naioth in Ramah,” someone said.

23 So he went to Naioth in Ramah. The Spirit of God also came on him,(D) and as he walked along, he prophesied until he entered Naioth in Ramah. 24 Saul then removed his clothes and also prophesied before Samuel; he collapsed and lay naked(E) all that day and all that night. That is why they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” (F)

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11 Then he[a] remembered the days of the past,
the days of Moses and his people.
Where is he who brought them out of the sea
with the shepherds[b] of his flock?
Where is he who put his Holy Spirit among the flock?

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Footnotes

  1. 63:11 Or they
  2. 63:11 LXX, Tg, Syr read shepherd

God’s Promise of His Spirit

28 After this(A)
I will pour out my Spirit(B) on all humanity;(C)
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your old men will have dreams,
and your young men will see visions.

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