1 Samuel 11:12
New International Version
The people then said to Samuel, "Who was it that asked, 'Shall Saul reign over us?' Turn these men over to us so that we may put them to death."

New Living Translation
Then the people exclaimed to Samuel, "Now where are those men who said, 'Why should Saul rule over us?' Bring them here, and we will kill them!"

English Standard Version
Then the people said to Samuel, “Who is it that said, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Bring the men, that we may put them to death.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the people said to Samuel, “Who said that Saul should not reign over us? Bring those men here, so that we can kill them!”

New American Standard Bible
Then the people said to Samuel, "Who is he that said, 'Shall Saul reign over us?' Bring the men, that we may put them to death."

King James Bible
And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

Christian Standard Bible
Afterward, the people said to Samuel, "Who said that Saul should not reign over us? Give us those men so we can kill them!"

Contemporary English Version
The Israelite soldiers went to Samuel and demanded, "Where are the men who said they didn't want Saul to be king? Bring them to us, and we will put them to death!"

Good News Translation
Then the people of Israel said to Samuel, "Where are the people who said that Saul should not be our king? Hand them over to us, and we will kill them!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Afterward, the people said to Samuel, "Who said that Saul should not reign over us? Give us those men so we can kill them!"

International Standard Version
The people told Samuel, "Who said, 'Will Saul reign over us?' Bring them to us and we will put them to death!"

NET Bible
Then the people said to Samuel, "Who were the ones asking, 'Will Saul reign over us?' Hand over those men so we may execute them!"

New Heart English Bible
And the people said to Samuel, "Who is it that said Saul should not reign over us? Bring those men so we may put them to death."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the people asked Samuel, "Who said that Saul shouldn't rule us? Let us have them, and we'll kill them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the people said unto Samuel: 'Who is he that said: Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the people said to Samuel, “Who is he that said, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Bring the men, that we may put them to death.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the people said unto Samuel, Who were those that said, Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men, that we may put them to death.

King James 2000 Bible
And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

American King James Version
And the people said to Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

American Standard Version
And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the people said to Samuel, Who has said that Saul shall not reign over us? Give up the men, and we will put them to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people said to Samuel: Who is he that said: Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men and we will kill them.

Darby Bible Translation
And the people said to Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

English Revised Version
And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people said to Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

World English Bible
The people said to Samuel, "Who is he who said, 'Shall Saul reign over us?' Bring those men, that we may put them to death!"

Young's Literal Translation
And the people say unto Samuel, 'Who is he that saith, Saul doth reign over us! give ye up the men, and we put them to death.'
Study Bible
Saul Confirmed as King
12Then the people said to Samuel, “Who said that Saul should not reign over us? Bring those men here, so that we can kill them!” 13But Saul ordered, “No one shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has worked salvation in Israel.”…
Cross References
Luke 19:27
And these enemies of mine who were unwilling for me to rule over them, bring them here and slay them in front of me.'"

1 Samuel 10:27
But some worthless men said, "How can this man deliver us?" So they despised him and brought him no gifts; but Saul held his peace.

Treasury of Scripture

And the people said to Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

Who is he

1 Samuel 10:27
But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

Psalm 21:8
Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

Luke 19:27
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.







Lexicon
Then the people
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

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

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

Samuel,
שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

“Who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

said
הָאֹמֵ֔ר (hā·’ō·mêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

should not reign
יִמְלֹ֣ךְ (yim·lōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

over us?
עָלֵ֑ינוּ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Bring
תְּנ֥וּ (tə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

those men here,
הָאֲנָשִׁ֖ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

so that we can kill them!”
וּנְמִיתֵֽם׃ (ū·nə·mî·ṯêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(12) And the people said unto Samuel.--The great weight and influence of the seer among the people is strikingly shown by this record of their turning to him, even in the first flush of this great victory of Saul's. It was Samuel to whom the people looked to bring to punishment the men who had dared to question the wisdom of electing Saul as king. It should be remembered, too, that the royal summons to Israel which accompanied the bloody war-signal of King Saul, ran in the joint names of Saul and Samuel. (See 1Samuel 11:7.)

Verses 12, 13. - The people said unto Samuel. Even after this glorious victory the people turn to Samuel, and doubtless his presence and influence had had great weight in gaining obedience to Saul's command (ver. 7). They now, with the old tumultuous violence, demand' that those who had opposed Saul's election should be put to death. Probably the ringleaders of Saul's opponents were some of the ciders disappointed at not being chosen themselves (see on 1 Samuel 10:27). But Saul displays, first, the kingly virtue of clemency, saying, There shall not a man be put to death this day - a decision politic as well as generous, for bloodshed would have led only to future feuds; and, secondly, piety, in so humbly ascribing to Jehovah the salvation that had been wrought in Israel. SAUL SOLEMNLY CONSECRATED AS KING (vers. 14, 15). 11:12-15 They now honoured Saul whom they had despised; and if an enemy be made a friend, that is more to our advantage than to have him slain. The once despised Saviour will at length be acknowledged by all as the Lord's own anointed king. As yet, upon his mercy-seat, he receives the submission of rebels, and even pleads their cause; but shortly, from his righteous tribunal, he will condemn all who persist in opposing him.
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