25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer.(A) It will be the sacred anointing oil.(B)

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35 I will raise up for myself a faithful priest,(A) who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed(B) one always.

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Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed.(A) Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey(B) have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe(C) to make me shut my eyes? If I have done(D) any of these things, I will make it right.”(E)

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The Lord Rejects Saul as King

15 Samuel said to Saul, “I am the one the Lord sent to anoint(A) you king over his people Israel; so listen now to the message from the Lord.

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But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed(A) and be guiltless?(B)

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12 Jehoiada brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant(A) and proclaimed him king. They anointed(B) him, and the people clapped their hands(C) and shouted, “Long live the king!”(D)

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The kings(A) of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the Lord and against his anointed,(B) saying,

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