SynopsisAfter Saul’s victory in the last passage, the people are more than happy to have him as king. In fact, there is talk of putting to death the people who had not wanted Saul as their king. However, Saul comes to their rescue:
But Saul said, “No one shall be put to death today, for this day the LORD has rescued Israel.” (verse 13)
Samuel then calls the people together at Gilgal, and they confirm Saul as king, and sacrifice fellowship offerings to the LORD, as part of a celebration.