1 Samuel 10:26
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English Standard Version
Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched.

King James Bible
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

American Standard Version
And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the host, whose hearts God had touched.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saul also departed to his own house in Gabaa: and there went with him a part of the army, whose hearts God had touched.

English Revised Version
And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the host, whose hearts God had touched.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After this warning, Samuel directed the assembled Israelites to come before Jehovah (i.e., before the altar of Jehovah which stood at Mizpeh, according to 1 Samuel 7:9) according to their tribes and families (alaphim: see at Numbers 1:16); "and there was taken (by lot) the tribe of Benjamin." הלּכד, lit. to be snatched out by Jehovah, namely, through the lot (see Joshua 7:14, Joshua 7:16). He then directed the tribe of Benjamin to draw near according to its families, i.e., he directed the heads of the families of this tribe to come before the altar of the Lord and draw lots; and the family of Matri was taken. Lastly, when the heads of the households in this family came, and after that the different individuals in the household which had been taken, the lot fell upon Saul the son of Kish. In the words, "Saul the son of Kish was taken," the historian proceeds at once to the final result of the casting of the lots, without describing the intermediate steps any further.

(Note: It is true the Septuagint introduces the words καὶ προσάγουσι τὴν φυλὴν Ματταρὶ εἰς ἄνδρας before ויּלּכד, and this clause is also found in a very recent Hebrew MS (viz., 451 in Kennicott's dissert. gener. p. 491). But it is very evident that these words did not form an integral part of the original text, as Thenius supposes, but were nothing more than an interpolation of the Sept. translators, from the simple fact that they do not fill up the supposed gap at all completely, but only in a very partial and in fact a very mistaken manner; for the family of Matri could not come to the lot εἰς ἄνδρας (man by man), but only κατ ̓ οἴκους (by households: Joshua 7:14). Before the household (beth-aboth, father's house) of Saul could be taken, it was necessary that the גּברים (ἄνδρες), i.e., the different heads of households, should be brought; and it was not till then that Kish, or his son Saul, could be singled out as the appointed of the Lord. Neither the author of the gloss in the lxx, nor the modern defender of the gloss, has thought of this.)

When the lot fell upon Saul, they sought him, and he could not be found.

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Gibeah

1 Samuel 11:4 Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices...

1 Samuel 15:34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

Joshua 18:28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages...

Judges 19:12-16 And his master said to him, We will not turn aside here into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel...

Judges 20:14 But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities to Gibeah...

2 Samuel 21:6 Let seven men of his sons be delivered to us, and we will hang them up to the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose...

whose hearts

Ezra 1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites...

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt...

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord...

Cross References
1 Samuel 11:4
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, they reported the matter in the ears of the people, and all the people wept aloud.

1 Samuel 13:2
Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people he sent home, every man to his tent.

1 Samuel 15:34
Then Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul.

Isaiah 10:29
they have crossed over the pass; at Geba they lodge for the night; Ramah trembles; Gibeah of Saul has fled.

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