Then said the prophet, "God gives you this man to be your king: see
how he is higher than any of the people, and worthy of this dominion."
So as soon as the people had made acclamation, God save the king
prophet wrote down what would come to pass in a book, and read it in the
hearing of the king, and laid up the book in the tabernacle of God, to
be a witness to future generations of what he had foretold. So when Samuel
had finished this matter, he dismissed the multitude, and came himself
to the city Rainah, for it was his own country. Saul also went away to
Gibeah, where he was born; and many good men there were who paid him the
respect that was due to him; but the greater part were ill men, who despised
him and derided the others, who neither did bring him presents, nor did
they in affection, or even in words, regard to please him.