1 Samuel 10:9
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New International Version
As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul's heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.

New Living Translation
As Saul turned and started to leave, God gave him a new heart, and all Samuel's signs were fulfilled that day.

English Standard Version
When he turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart. And all these signs came to pass that day.

New American Standard Bible
Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day.

King James Bible
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Saul turned around to leave Samuel, God changed his heart, and all the signs came about that day.

International Standard Version
Now it happened as Saul turned his back to leave Samuel, that God gave him another heart, and all these signs occurred on that day.

NET Bible
As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed his inmost person. All these signs happened on that very day.

New Heart English Bible
It was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs happened that day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Saul turned around to leave Samuel, God changed Saul's attitude. That day all these signs happened.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.

New American Standard 1977
Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was so that when he had turned his shoulder to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart, and all those signs came to pass that day.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

American King James Version
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

American Standard Version
And it was so, that, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave unto him another heart, and all these things came to pass that day.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was [so] that when he turned his back to go away from Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.

English Revised Version
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

World English Bible
It was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs happened that day.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath been, at his turning his shoulder to go from Samuel, that God turneth to him another heart, and all these signs come on that day,
Study Bible
Samuel's Signs Fulfilled
8"And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you should do." 9Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day. 10When they came to the hill there, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:35
'But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always.

1 Samuel 10:6
"Then the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you mightily, and you shall prophesy with them and be changed into another man.

1 Samuel 16:13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
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And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

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1 Samuel 10:6 And the Spirit of the LORD will come on you, and you shall prophesy …

and all those signs The following history of Saul is given by the Afghans, a people generally supposed to be of Jewish origin: In a war which raged between the children of Israel and the Amalekites, the latter being victorious, plundered the Jews, and obtained possession of the ark of the covenant. Considering this [as] the God of the Jews, they threw it into the fire, which did not affect it. They afterwards attempted to cleave it with axes, but without success: every individual who treated it with indignity, was punished for his temerity. They then placed it in their temple; but all their idols bowed to it. At length they fastened it upon a cow, which they turned loose in the wilderness. When the prophet Samuel arose, the children of Israel said to him, ` We have been totally subdued by the Amalekites, and have no king. Raise to us a king, that we may be enabled to contend for the glory of God.' Samuel said, `In case you are led out to battle, are you determined to fight?' They answered, `What has befallen us, that we should not fight against infidels. That nation has banished us from our country and children.' At this time the angel Gabriel descended, and delivering a wand, said, `It is the command of God, that the person whose stature shall correspond with this wand, shall be king of Israel. Melec Tdlut was at that time a man of inferior condition, and performed the humble employment of feeding the goats and cows of others. One day, a cow under his charge was accidentally lost. Being disappointed in his searches, he was greatly distressed, and applied to Samuel saying, `I have lost a cow, and I do not possess the means of satisfying the owner. Pray for me that I may be extricated from this difficulty.' Samuel perceiving that he was a man of lofty stature, asked his name. He answered, Talut. Samuel then said, `Measure Talut with the wand which the angel Gabriel brought.' His stature was equal to it. Samuel then said, `God had raised Talut to be your king.' The children of Israel answered, `We are greater than our king. We are men of dignity, and he is of inferior condition. How shall he be our king?' Samuel informed them, they should know that God had constituted Talut king, by his restoring the ark of the covenant. He accordingly restored it, and they acknowledged him their sovereign. Asiatic Researches, vol. ii. p.

1 Samuel 10:2-5 When you are departed from me to day, then you shall find two men …

Judges 6:21,36-40 Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was …

Judges 7:11 And you shall hear what they say; and afterward shall your hands …

Isaiah 38:7,8 And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will …

Mark 14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as …

Verse 9. - God gave him another heart. The Hebrew is remarkable: "When he turned his shoulder to go from Samuel, God also turned for him another heart," i.e. God turned him round by giving him a changed heart. He grew internally up to the level of his changed circumstances. No longer had he the feelings of a husbandman, concerned only about corn and cattle; he had become a statesman, a general, and a prince. No man could have gone through such marvellous events, and experienced such varied emotions, without a vast inward change. But it might have been only to vanity and self-complacency. Saul's change was into a hero. And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel,.... When he had taken his leave of him, and set forward on his journey:

God gave him another heart; not in a moral or spiritual sense, not a new heart, and a new spirit, as in conversion, but in a civil sense, a right heart, a heart fit for government; filled with wisdom and prudence to rule a people; with courage and magnanimity to protect and defend them against their enemies, and fight for them; a heart not taken up with the affairs of husbandry, with care for his father's asses, and looking after his herds, but filled with concern for the civil welfare of Israel, and with schemes and contrivances for their good, and with warm resolutions to deliver them out of the hands of their enemies:

and all these signs came to pass that day; the two first, which are not particularly mentioned as fulfilled, being more private, as finding two men at Rachel's sepulchre, and meeting with three others going to Bethel, which came to pass just as they were described; and the third, which was more public, and gave Saul more reverence and respect among the people, is next particularly observed. 9-11. when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart—Influenced by the words of Samuel, as well as by the accomplishment of these signs, Saul's reluctance to undertake the onerous office was overcome. The fulfilment of the two first signs [1Sa 10:7, 8] is passed over, but the third is specially described. The spectacle of a man, though more fit to look after his father's cattle than to take part in the sacred exercises of the young prophets—a man without any previous instruction, or any known taste, entering with ardor into the spirit, and skilfully accompanying the melodies of the sacred band, was so extraordinary a phenomenon, that it gave rise to the proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?" (see 1Sa 19:24). The prophetic spirit had come upon him; and to Saul it was as personal and experimental an evidence of the truth of God's word that had been spoken to him, as converts to Christianity have in themselves from the sanctifying power of the Gospel.10:9-16 The signs Samuel had given Saul, came to pass punctually; he found that God had given him another heart, another disposition of mind. Yet let not an outward show of devotion, and a sudden change for the present, be too much relied on; Saul among the prophets was Saul still. His being anointed was kept private. He leaves it to God to carry on his own work by Samuel, and sits still, to see how the matter will fall.
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