And Saul answered and said, Peradventure am I not of Jemini, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And is my family not the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why, therefore, dost thou speak so to me?
And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour.
There was little Benjamin as their ruler, the princes of Judah in their congregation, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
And the LORD looked upon him and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Do I not send thee?
But the sons of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he pretended not to notice.
And David said unto Saul, Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel that I should be son-in-law to the king?
And Saul's slaves spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, Does it seem to you a light thing to be a king's son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?
When Ephraim spoke everyone feared, he was exalted in Israel; but he was found guilty in Baal and died.
For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.