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As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"
King James Bible
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?
American Standard Version
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?
Young's Literal Translation
They are going up in the ascent of the city, and have found young women going out to draw water, and say to them, 'Is the seer in this place?'
1 Samuel 9:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Young maidens going out to draw water - So far is it from being true, that young women were always kept closely shut up at home, that we find them often in the field, drawing and carrying water, as here.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the hill to the city [heb] in the ascent of the city
Genesis 24:11,18-20 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening...
Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
Judges 5:11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water...
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Genesis 24:11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
Genesis 24:15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.
Genesis 29:8 "We can't," they replied, "until all the flocks are gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep."
Genesis 29:9 While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherd.
Exodus 2:16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock.
1 Samuel 9:10 "Good," Saul said to his servant. "Come, let's go." So they set out for the town where the man of God was.