1 Samuel 10:26
New International Version
Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched.

New Living Translation
When Saul returned to his home at Gibeah, a group of men whose hearts God had touched went with him.

English Standard Version
Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched.

Berean Study Bible
Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and the men of valor whose hearts God had touched went with him.

New American Standard Bible
Saul also went to his house at Gibeah; and the valiant men whose hearts God had touched went with him.

King James Bible
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

Christian Standard Bible
Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and brave men whose hearts God had touched went with him.

Contemporary English Version
God had encouraged some young men to become followers of Saul, and when he returned to his hometown of Gibeah, they went with him.

Good News Translation
Saul also went back home to Gibeah. Some powerful men, whose hearts God had touched, went with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and brave men whose hearts God had touched went with him.

International Standard Version
Saul also went to his house in Gibeah, and the soldiers whose hearts God had touched went with him.

NET Bible
Even Saul went to his home in Gibeah. With him went some brave men whose hearts God had touched.

New Heart English Bible
Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the valient men, whose hearts the LORD had touched.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul also went home to Gibeah. With him went some soldiers whose hearts God had touched.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the men of valour, whose hearts God had touched.

New American Standard 1977
And Saul also went to his house at Gibeah; and the valiant men whose hearts God had touched went with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul also went home to Gibeah, and there went with him some from the army, whose hearts God had touched.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

American King James Version
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

American Standard Version
And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the host, whose hearts God had touched.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul departed to his house to Gabaa; and there went with Saul mighty men whose hearts God had touched.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saul also departed to his own house in Gabaa: and there went with him a part of the army, whose hearts God had touched.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and with him went the band, whose hearts God had touched.

English Revised Version
And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the host, whose hearts God had touched.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

World English Bible
Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the army, whose hearts God had touched.

Young's Literal Translation
And also Saul hath gone to his house, to Gibeah, and the force go with him whose heart God hath touched;
Study Bible
Saul Proclaimed King
25Then Samuel explained to the people the rights of kingship. He wrote them on a scroll and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, each to his home. 26Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and the men of valor whose hearts God had touched went with him. 27But some worthless men said, “How can this man deliver us?” So they despised him and brought him no gifts; but Saul held his peace.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 11:4
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms in the hearing of the people, they all wept aloud.

1 Samuel 13:2
He chose for himself three thousand men of Israel: Two thousand were with Saul at Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. And the rest of the troops he sent away, each to his own home.

1 Samuel 15:34
Then Samuel went to Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul.

Isaiah 10:29
They have crossed at the ford: "We will spend the night at Geba." Ramah trembles; Gibeah of Saul flees.

Treasury of Scripture

And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

Gibeah

1 Samuel 11:4
Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

1 Samuel 15:34
Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

Joshua 18:28
And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.

whose hearts

Ezra 1:5
Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.

Psalm 110:3
Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

Acts 7:10
And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.







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

also
וְגַ֨ם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

went
הָלַ֥ךְ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to his home
לְבֵית֖וֹ (lə·ḇê·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

in Gibeah,
גִּבְעָ֑תָה (giḇ·‘ā·ṯāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine

and the [men] of valor
הַחַ֕יִל (ha·ḥa·yil)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

whose
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

hearts
בְּלִבָּֽם׃ (bə·lib·bām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

had touched
נָגַ֥ע (nā·ḡa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

went
וַיֵּלְכ֣וּ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

with him.
עִמּ֔וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(26) And Saul also went home to Gibeah.--Saul departed for the present to his own home. We may conclude that his fellow citizens, proud of the honour conferred on one of themselves, were among his earliest devoted attendants. The young hero, however, as we shall see, had not long to wait for an opportunity of displaying his prowess, and of rallying the hearts of the people generally firmly to his standard.

A band of men.--Among these early friends. doubtless, were to be found the names of the distinguished men whom we hear of later surrounding Saul. The highest prudence and sagacity marked all the early period of the reign of the first king. Slow to take offence, we shall see from the next verse how Saul and his valiant adherents busied themselves in conciliating the disaffected, and in preparing for a decisive action against the enemies who were on all sides harrying the land. An opportunity (see the history in the next chapter) soon presented itself of showing that the choice of a king had been wisely made.

Verses 26, 27. - Saul did not at once enter upon his duties, but went home to Gibeah, and there went with him, not a band of men, but the host, or the force, i.e. those brave men whose hearts God had touched. Whatever was noble and valiant accompanied him, to take counsel for the nation's good; but the children of Belial, i.e. worthless, good for nothing creatures (see 1 Samuel 1:16; 1 Samuel 2:12), despised him. In the A.V. the antithesis between the force, the strength and bravery that went with Saul, and the worthlessness which rejected him, is lost by the mistranslation of both words. The Septuagint, on the contrary, strengthens it by rendering "sons of strength" and "pestilent sons." As there was a garrison in the district of Gibeah, this proceeding was likely to embroil Saul with the Philistines, and probably was so intended. They brought him no presents. Apparently, therefore, the people did bring him presents; and as these would chiefly consist of food, they would be useful only for maintaining a body of men. This, too, would scarcely escape the notice of so watchful an enemy, and yet until Saul smote one of their garrisons they did nothing; but then, forthwith, they invaded Israel so promptly, and with such overwhelming numbers, as seems to prove that they had been busily making preparations meanwhile to maintain their empire. He held his peace. Literally, "was as one that is deaf." Had Saul not controlled his anger, a civil war would have been the result, and the lordly tribes of Ephraim and Judah might have refused a king chosen from the little tribe of Benjamin. In fact, Judah never does seem to have given a hearty allegiance to Saul. The Septuagint, followed by Josephus, offers a not improbable different reading, which involves but a very slight change in the Hebrew. Uniting the words with the next chapter, they translate, "And it came to pass, after about a month, that Nahash the Ammonite," etc. The Vulgate has both readings.



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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