1 Kings 13:13
New International Version
So he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." And when they had saddled the donkey for him, he mounted it

New Living Translation
“Quick, saddle the donkey,” the old man said. So they saddled the donkey for him, and he mounted it.

English Standard Version
And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he mounted it.

Berean Study Bible
So the prophet said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” Then they saddled the donkey for him, and he mounted it

King James Bible
And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,

New King James Version
Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him; and he rode on it,

New American Standard Bible
Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it.

NASB 1995
Then he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it.

NASB 1977
Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it.

Amplified Bible
He said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it,

Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him, and he got on it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him, and he got on it.

American Standard Version
And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass; and he rode thereon.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to his sons: “Mount me on the donkey”, and they mounted him on the donkey and he rode upon him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to his sons, Saddle me the ass: and they saddled him the ass, and he mounted it,

Contemporary English Version
"Put a saddle on my donkey," he told them. After they did, he got on the donkey

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to his sons: Saddle me the ass. And when they had saddled him, he got up,

English Revised Version
And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon.

Good News Translation
and he told them to saddle his donkey for him. They did so, and he rode off

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The old prophet told his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." After they had saddled the donkey for him, he got on it.

International Standard Version
"Saddle my donkey for me!" he ordered. So they saddled the donkey for him

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto his sons: 'Saddle me the ass.' So they saddled him the ass; and he rode thereon.

Literal Standard Version
And he says to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me,” and they saddle the donkey for him, and he rides on it,

NET Bible
He then told his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." When they had saddled the donkey for him, he mounted it

New Heart English Bible
He said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him; and he rode on it.

World English Bible
He said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him; and he rode on it.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto his sons, 'Saddle for me the ass,' and they saddle for him the ass, and he rideth on it,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Old Prophet and the Man of God
12“Which way did he go?” their father asked. And his sons showed him the way taken by the man of God, who had come from Judah. 13So the prophet said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” Then they saddled the donkey for him, and he mounted it 14and went after the man of God. He found him sitting under an oak tree and asked, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” “I am,” he replied.…

Cross References
1 Kings 13:12
"Which way did he go?" their father asked. And his sons showed him the way taken by the man of God, who had come from Judah.

1 Kings 13:14
and went after the man of God. He found him sitting under an oak tree and asked, "Are you the man of God who came from Judah?" "I am," he replied.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,

1 Kings 13:27
And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him.

Numbers 22:21
And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

Judges 5:10
Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.









Verse 13. - And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. [This prompt and seemingly abrupt command - though we cannot be sure that all the conversation is here reported - shows his instant resolve to follow. These are the words of one who had made up his mind, coute que coute, to bring the man of God back.] So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So [the prophet] said
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

his sons,
בָּנָ֔יו (bā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

“Saddle
חִבְשׁוּ־ (ḥiḇ·šū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2280: To wrap firmly, to stop, to rule

the donkey
הַחֲמ֑וֹר (ha·ḥă·mō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2543: A male ass

for me.”
לִ֖י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

Then they saddled
וַיַּחְבְּשׁוּ־ (way·yaḥ·bə·šū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2280: To wrap firmly, to stop, to rule

the donkey
הַחֲמ֔וֹר (ha·ḥă·mō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2543: A male ass

for him,
ל֣וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and he mounted
וַיִּרְכַּ֖ב (way·yir·kaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

it
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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