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Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

10:1 hath anointed thee. This anointing was private, intended merely to assure Saul that God had chosen him as Israel’s first earthly king. His public investiture as king is described in I Samuel 10:24, and firmly established in I Samuel 11:14-15.

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