SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:16 Mañana a esta misma hora yo enviaré a ti un varón de la tierra de Benjamín, al cual ungirás por príncipe sobre mi pueblo Israel, para que salve a mi pueblo de mano de los filisteos; porque yo he mirado a mi pueblo, y su clamor ha llegado hasta mí.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 9:16 Verse 16. Thou shalt anoint him to be captain] Not to be king, but to be dygn nagid or captain of the Lord's host. But in ancient times no king was esteemed who was not an able warrior. Plutarch informs us that Alexander the Great esteemed the following verse the most correct, as to its sentiment, of any in the whole Iliad of Homer:- outov gÆ atreidhv eurukreiwn agamemnwn, amfoteron basileuv tÆ agaqov, kraterov tÆ aicmhthv.
"The king of kings, Atrides, you survey; Great in the war, and great in acts of sway." POPE.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin , etc.] Who without any thought or design of his own, but merely directed by the providence of God, should come to him, not expecting a kingdom; at most only to hear of his father’s asses, and which way he should take to find them; missing the finding of which would and did bring him thither: and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel ; the leader, ruler, and governor of them; to which high office he was to be appointed by pouring oil upon him, and was the first king on whom this ceremony was performed, and from whence he was called the Lord’s anointed: that he may save my people out of the hands of the Philistines ; who, since Samuel was grown old, made encroachments upon them, built garrisons on their borders, and made, it is very probable, incursions upon them, and ravages and oppressions of them: for I have looked upon my people ; with an eye of pity and compassion: because their cry is come unto me ; by reason of the oppressions of the Philistines, and the war they were threatened with by the Ammonites; though Abarbinel thinks this refers to their importunate cry, supplication, and request to have a king set over them.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 11-17 - The very maid-servants of the city could direct to the prophet. The had heard of the sacrifice, and could tell of the necessity for Samuel's presence. It is no small benefit to live in religious and holy places. And we should always be ready to help those who are seeking after God's prophets. Though God had, in displeasure, granted Israel' request for a king, yet he sends them a man to be captain over them, to save them out of the hand of the Philistines. He does it, listenin graciously to their cry.
Original Hebrew כעת 6256 מחר 4279 אשׁלח 7971 אליך 413 אישׁ 376 מארץ 776 בנימן 1144 ומשׁחתו 4886 לנגיד 5057 על 5921 עמי 5971 ישׂראל 3478 והושׁיע 3467 את 853 עמי 5971 מיד 3027 פלשׁתים 6430 כי 3588 ראיתי 7200 את 853 עמי 5971 כי 3588 באה 935 צעקתו 6818 אלי׃ 413