1 Samuel 10:20
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New International Version
When Samuel had all Israel come forward by tribes, the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.

New Living Translation
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel before the LORD, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot.

English Standard Version
Then Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.

New American Standard Bible
Thus Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.

King James Bible
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel had all the tribes of Israel come forward, and the tribe of Benjamin was selected.

International Standard Version
Samuel brought forward all the tribes of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.

NET Bible
Then Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot.

New Heart English Bible
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samuel had all the tribes of Israel come forward, the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

New American Standard 1977
Thus Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

American King James Version
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

American Standard Version
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel brought to him all the tribes of Israel, and the lot fell on the tribe of Benjamin.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

English Revised Version
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

World English Bible
So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel bringeth near the whole tribes of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin is captured,
Study Bible
Saul Proclaimed King
19"But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans." 20Thus Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot. 21Then he brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its families, and the Matrite family was taken. And Saul the son of Kish was taken; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:19
"But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."

1 Samuel 10:21
Then he brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its families, and the Matrite family was taken. And Saul the son of Kish was taken; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.

1 Samuel 14:38
Saul said, "Draw near here, all you chiefs of the people, and investigate and see how this sin has happened today.

2 Samuel 3:19
Abner also spoke in the hearing of Benjamin; and in addition Abner went to speak in the hearing of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel and to the whole house of Benjamin.

Jonah 1:7
Each man said to his mate, "Come, let us cast lots so we may learn on whose account this calamity has struck us." So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
Treasury of Scripture

And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

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1 Samuel 14:41 Therefore Saul said to the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. …

Joshua 7:16-18 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their …

Acts 1:24-26 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all …

(20) The tribe of Benjamin was taken.--How the "lots" were taken is not said; usually it was by throwing tablets (Joshua 18:6; Joshua 18:8), but sometimes by drawing from a vessel or urn, as in Numbers 33:54. The latter, from the Hebrew word used, was probably the method employed on this occasion.

And when Samuel had caused all the tribes to come near,.... The heads and representatives of them, to the place where the lots were cast:

the tribe of Benjamin was taken; the lot fell upon that tribe for the choice of a king out of it; not the tribe of, Reuben, who was the firstborn, nor the tribe of Judah, to whom the kingdom was promised, but the tribe of Benjamin, the least of all the tribes, and which sprung from the youngest son of Jacob, contrary, as it were probable, to the expectation of all. 10:17-27 Samuel tells the people, Ye have this day rejected your God. So little fond was Saul now of that power, which soon after, when he possessed it, he could not think of parting with, that he hid himself. It is good to be conscious of our unworthiness and insufficiency for the services to which we are called; but men should not go into the contrary extreme, by refusing the employments to which the Lord and the church call them. The greater part of the people treated the matter with indifference. Saul modestly went home to his own house, but was attended by a band of men whose hearts God disposed to support his authority. If the heart bend at any time the right way, it is because He has touched it. One touch is enough when it is Divine. Others despised him. Thus differently are men affected to our exalted Redeemer. There is a remnant who submit to him, and follow him wherever he goes; they are those whose hearts God has touched, whom he has made willing. But there are others who despise him, who ask, How shall this man save us? They are offended in him, and they will be punished.
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