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Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years.
King James Bible
And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
American Standard Version
And afterward they asked for a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for the space of forty years.
Young's Literal Translation
and thereafter they asked for a king, and God did give to them Saul, son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years;
Acts 13:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Saul the son of Cis - In all proper names quoted from the Old Testament, we should undoubtedly follow, as nearly as possible, the same orthography: קיש Kish, was the name of this king's father, and so we spell it in the Old Testament, and yet have transformed it into Cis in the New, where the orthography is almost entirely lost.
The space of forty years - Reckoning from the time of his anointing by Samuel to the time of his death, from a.m. 2909 to 2949.
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1 Samuel 11:15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal...
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1 Samuel 10:21 When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken...
Acts 13:21 Parallel CommentariesAfterward Benjamin Benjamite Desired Family Forty Kish Reigned Request Saul Space Thereafter TribeAfterward Benjamin Benjamite Desired Family Forty Kish Reigned Request Saul Space Thereafter TribeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Samuel 8:5 They said to him, "You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have."
1 Samuel 9:1 There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin.
1 Samuel 9:15 Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel:
1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul's head and kissed him, saying, "Has not the LORD anointed you ruler over his inheritance?
1 Samuel 10:21 Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, and Matri's clan was taken. Finally Saul son of Kish was taken. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.