1 Samuel 10:14
New International Version
Now Saul's uncle asked him and his servant, "Where have you been?" "Looking for the donkeys," he said. "But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel."

New Living Translation
"Where have you been?" Saul's uncle asked him and his servant. "We were looking for the donkeys," Saul replied, "but we couldn't find them. So we went to Samuel to ask him where they were."

English Standard Version
Saul’s uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To seek the donkeys. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”

Berean Study Bible
Now Saul's uncle asked him and his servant, “Where did you go?” “To look for the donkeys,” Saul replied. “When we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”

New American Standard Bible
Now Saul's uncle said to him and his servant, "Where did you go?" And he said, "To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they could not be found, we went to Samuel."

King James Bible
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel.

Christian Standard Bible
Saul's uncle asked him and his servant, "Where did you go?" "To look for the donkeys," Saul answered. "When we saw they weren't there, we went to Samuel."

Contemporary English Version
Later, Saul's uncle asked him, "Where have you been?" Saul answered, "Looking for the donkeys. We couldn't find them, so we went to talk with Samuel."

Good News Translation
Saul's uncle saw him and the servant, and he asked them, "Where have you been?" "Looking for the donkeys," Saul answered. "When we couldn't find them, we went to see Samuel."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul's uncle asked him and his attendant, "Where did you go?" "To look for the donkeys," Saul answered. "When we saw they weren't there, we went to Samuel."

International Standard Version
Saul's uncle told him and to his young man, "Where did you go?" He said, "To look for the donkeys, and when we saw that they couldn't be found, we went to Samuel."

NET Bible
Saul's uncle asked him and his servant, "Where did you go?" Saul replied, "To look for the donkeys. But when we realized they were lost, we went to Samuel."

New Heart English Bible
Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, "Where did you go?" He said, "To seek the donkeys. When we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul's uncle asked him and his servant, "Where did you go?" Saul answered, "To look for the donkeys, and when we couldn't find them, we went to Samuel."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant: 'Whither went ye?' And he said: 'To seek the asses; and when we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel.'

New American Standard 1977
Now Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they could not be found, we went to Samuel.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Where went ye? And he said, To seek the asses, and when we saw that they were nowhere, we came to Samuel.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Where went you? And he said, To seek the donkeys: and when we saw that they were nowhere, we came to Samuel.

American King James Version
And Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, Where went you? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel.

American Standard Version
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses; and when we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his kinsman said to him and to his servant, Whither went ye? and they said, To seek the asses; and we saw that they were lost, and we went in to Samuel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul's uncle said to him, and to his servant: Whither went you? They answered: To seek the asses: and not finding them we went to Samuel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses; and when we saw that they were nowhere, we went to Samuel.

English Revised Version
And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel.

World English Bible
Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, "Where did you go?" He said, "To seek the donkeys. When we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel."

Young's Literal Translation
and the uncle of Saul saith unto him, and unto his young man, 'Whither went ye?' and he saith, 'To seek the asses; and we see that they are not, and we come in unto Samuel.'
Study Bible
Samuel's Signs Fulfilled
13And when Saul had finished prophesying, he went to the high place. 14Now Saul's uncle asked him and his servant, “Where did you go?” “To look for the donkeys,” Saul replied. “When we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.” 15“Tell me,” Saul’s uncle asked, “what did Samuel say to you?”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:3
One day the donkeys of Saul's father Kish wandered off. So Kish said to his son Saul, "Take one of the servants and go look for the donkeys."

1 Samuel 10:13
And when Saul had finished prophesying, he went to the high place.

1 Samuel 10:15
"Tell me," Saul's uncle asked, "what did Samuel say to you?"

1 Samuel 14:50
His wife's name was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the commander of his army was Abner, son of Saul's uncle Ner.

Treasury of Scripture

And Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, Where went you? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that they were no where, we came to Samuel.

And he said

1 Samuel 9:3-10
And the asses of Kish Saul's father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses…

no where

2 Kings 5:25
But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.







Lexicon
Now Saul's
שָׁא֥וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

uncle
דּ֨וֹד (dō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1730: To love, a love-token, lover, friend, an uncle

asked him
וַיֹּאמֶר֩ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

and his servant,
נַעֲר֖וֹ (na·‘ă·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

“Where
אָ֣ן (’ān)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 575: Where?, whither?, when?, hither and thither

did you go?”
הֲלַכְתֶּ֑ם (hă·laḵ·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

“To look for
לְבַקֵּשׁ֙ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

the donkeys,”
הָ֣אֲתֹנ֔וֹת (hā·’ă·ṯō·nō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 860: A female donkey

Saul replied.
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“When we saw
וַנִּרְאֶ֣ה (wan·nir·’eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

they were not to be found,
אַ֔יִן (’a·yin)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

we went
וַנָּב֖וֹא (wan·nā·ḇō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֵלָ֛יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Samuel.”
שְׁמוּאֵֽל׃ (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel
(14) Saul's uncle.--Most probably, this uncle was the subsequently famous Abner--so Ewald, Josephus, and others. Kish, the father of Saul, a quiet, plain man, evidently was quite content that his beasts were found, and that his son had returned in safety and so asks no curious questions about his son's journey. Not so Abner, who was a restless, ambitious man, and who, very probably, had heard something already from the servant who accompanied Saul (traditionally supposed to have been Doeg) of the strange honours paid to his nephew by the great and revered judge of Israel, the famous Samuel, and also of the long private interview between them. Abner, the uncle of the future king, an observant man, might well have been struck with the change that had passed over his nephew since he had last seen him; hence his question, "Tell me what Samuel said unto you?"

Verses 14-16. - Saul's uncle. According to 1 Samuel 14:50, 51; 1 Chronicles 8:33, this would be Abner. The conversation probably took place after Saul had returned from the Bamah and gone to his own home, for in so brief a summary much necessarily is omitted. It is curious that the conversation should have taken place with the uncle, and not with the father; but possibly the latter was too well pleased to have his son back again to be very particular in his inquiries. Not so Abner. He was evidently excited by his nephew s visit to the prophet, and struck perhaps by the change in Saul himself, and would gladly have heard more. But Saul does not gratify his curiosity. Of the matter of the kingdom... he told him not. It was not merely prudent, but right to keep the matter secret. An able man like Abner would probably have begun to scheme for so great an end. Saul s silence left the fulfilment of the prophet's words entirely to God.

CHAPTER 10:17-27 PUBLIC SELECTION OF SAUL AS KING (vers. 17-24). 10:9-16 The signs Samuel had given Saul, came to pass punctually; he found that God had given him another heart, another disposition of mind. Yet let not an outward show of devotion, and a sudden change for the present, be too much relied on; Saul among the prophets was Saul still. His being anointed was kept private. He leaves it to God to carry on his own work by Samuel, and sits still, to see how the matter will fall.
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