And the asses of Kish Saul's father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.
And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them
not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and there they were
not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not.
when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was
with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring
for the asses, and take thought for us.
And he said unto him, Behold now, there is
in this city a man of God, and he is
an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if
we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is
not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that
will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is
a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went unto the city where the man of God was