SEV Biblia, Chapter 10:1 Â¶ Tomando entonces Samuel una ampolla de aceite, la derramó sobre su cabeza, y lo besó, y le dijo: Â¿No te ha ungido el SEÑOR por capitán sobre su heredad?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 10:1 Verse 1. Took a vial of oil] The reasons of this rite the reader will find largely stated in the note on Exodus xxix. 7. The anointing mentioned here took place in the open field. See the preceding chapter, chap. ix. 26, 27.
How simple was the ancient ceremony of consecrating a king! A prophet or priest poured oil upon his head, and kissed him; and said, Thus the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance. This was the whole of the ceremony. Even in this anointing, Saul is not acknowledged as king, but simply dygn nagpid, a captain-one who goes before and leads the people.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Then Samuel took a vial of oil , etc.] Out of his pocket very probably, which he brought along with him on purpose for the use he made of it: this, as the Jews say, was not the anointing oil that was in the tabernacle, which was at another and distant place, and with which only the kings of the house of David were anointed; but common oil, or, as they say, oil of balsam; and this was not an horn, but a vial, which held a small quantity, and was brittle; and they observe that Saul and Jehu, who were anointed with a vial, their reigns were short, whereas David and Solomon, who were anointed with a horn, their reigns were long; and as oil is a symbol of the gifts and graces of the Spirit, it may denote a smaller measure conferred on Saul than on David and Solomon: and kissed him ; congratulating him on the dignity he was raised to, and in reverence and respect to him, because of the high office he was arrived to; and as a token of subjection and homage, and to testify his well pleased in his being king, and that he readily, willingly, and with pleasure resigned the government to him: and said, is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance ? the people of Israel, so called, ( Deuteronomy 32:9) and which is observed here to show, that though Saul was anointed king over them, they were the Lord’s possession still, and he was accountable to him for his government and usage of them, over whom he was to be a captain, leader, and commander, to go before them, and fight their battles for them, of which his being anointed with oil was a token; and therefore it is said, “is it not?” or dost thou not see by this? or knowest thou not, as R.
Isaiah supplies it, that this is of the Lord? for it was the Lord that anointed him, or Samuel by his orders; and such questions as these, as Kimchi observes, are for the greater confirmation of what is spoken; and if Saul had any doubt upon his mind, as perhaps he might because of his meanness, and the high honour designed hereby, not only this question is put, but three following signs are given him, whereby he might be assured of the truth of it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-8 - The sacred anointing, then used, pointed at the great Messiah, or Anointed One, the King of the church, and High Priest of ou profession, who was anointed with the oil of the Spirit, not be measure, but without measure, and above all the priests and princes of the Jewish church. For Saul's further satisfaction, Samuel gives his some signs which should come to pass the same day. The first place he directs him to, was the sepulchre of one of his ancestors; there he must be reminded of his own mortality, and now that he had a crow before him, must think of his grave, in which all his honour would be laid in the dust. From the time of Samuel there appears to have bee schools, or places where pious young men were brought up in the knowledge of Divine things. Saul should find himself strongly moved to join with them, and should be turned into another man from what he ha been. The Spirit of God changes men, wonderfully transforms them. Saul by praising God in the communion of saints, became another man, but it may be questioned if he became a new man.
Original Hebrew ויקח 3947 שׁמואל 8050 את 853 פך 6378 השׁמן 8081 ויצק 3332 על 5921 ראשׁו 7218 וישׁקהו 5401 ויאמר 559 הלוא 3808 כי 3588 משׁחך 4886 יהוה 3068 על 5921 נחלתו 5159 לנגיד׃ 5057