|New International Version (© 2011)|
The elders of Jabesh said to him, "Give us seven days so we can send messengers throughout Israel; if no one comes to rescue us, we will surrender to you."
King James Bible
And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.
American Standard Version
And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days respite, that we may send messengers unto all the borders of Israel; and then, if there be none to save us, we will come out to thee.
Young's Literal Translation
And the elders of Jabesh say to him, 'Let us alone seven days, and we send messengers into all the border of Israel: and if there is none saving us -- then we have come out unto thee.'
1 Samuel 11:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give us seven days respite - Such promises are frequently made by besieged places: "We will surrender if not relieved in so many days;" and such conditions are generally received by the besiegers.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
give us. [heb] Forbear us
1 Samuel 11:3 Parallel CommentariesAlone Borders Coasts Deliver Elders Israel Jabesh Messengers Ourselves Part Rescue Respit Respite Responsible Save Seven Surrender Territory ThroughoutAlone Borders Coasts Deliver Elders Israel Jabesh Messengers Ourselves Part Rescue Respit Respite Responsible Save Seven Surrender Territory ThroughoutTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Samuel 8:4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.
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