1 Samuel 11:4
New International Version
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud.

New Living Translation
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and told the people about their plight, everyone broke into tears.

English Standard Version
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, they reported the matter in the ears of the people, and all the people wept aloud.

Berean Study Bible
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and relayed these words in the hearing of the people, they all wept aloud.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
So the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and told the news in the hearing of the people. And all the people lifted up their voices and wept.

New American Standard Bible
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people raised their voices and wept.

NASB 1995
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.

NASB 1977
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.

Amplified Bible
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and told the news to the people; and all the people raised their voices and wept aloud.

Christian Standard Bible
When the messengers came to Gibeah, Saul’s hometown, and told the terms to the people, all wept aloud.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the messengers came to Gibeah, Saul’s hometown, and told the terms to the people, all wept aloud.

American Standard Version
Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and spake these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Messengers came to Ramtha of Shaul, and they spoke these words before the people, and all the people lifted up their voice and they wept

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the messengers came to Gabaa to Saul, and they speak the words into the ears of the people; and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

Contemporary English Version
Some of the messengers went to Gibeah, Saul's hometown. They told what was happening at Jabesh, and everyone in Gibeah started crying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The messengers therefore came to Gabaa of Saul: and they spoke these words in the hearing of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

English Revised Version
Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and spake these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

Good News Translation
The messengers arrived at Gibeah, where Saul lived, and when they told the news, the people started crying in despair.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The messengers came to Saul's town, Gibeah. When they told the people the news, the people cried loudly.

International Standard Version
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported the terms to the people, all the people cried loudly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then came the messengers to Gibeath-shaul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people; and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

Literal Standard Version
And the messengers come to Gibeah of Saul, and speak the words in the ears of the people, and all the people lift up their voice and weep;

NET Bible
When the messengers went to Gibeah (where Saul lived) and informed the people of these matters, all the people wept loudly.

New Heart English Bible
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

World English Bible
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messengers come to Gibeah of Saul, and speak the words in the ears of the people, and all the people lift up their voice and weep;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Defeats the Ammonites
3“Hold off for seven days,” replied the elders of Jabesh, “and let us send messengers throughout Israel. If there is no one to save us, we will surrender to you.” 4When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and relayed these words in the hearing of the people, they all wept aloud. 5Just then Saul was returning from the field, behind his oxen. “What troubles the people?” asked Saul. “Why are they weeping?” And they relayed to him the words of the men from Jabesh.…

Cross References
Genesis 27:38
Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, O my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.

Judges 2:4
When the angel of the LORD had spoken these words to all the Israelites, the people lifted up their voices and wept.

Judges 20:23
They went up and wept before the LORD until evening, inquiring of Him, "Should we again draw near for battle against our brothers the Benjamites?" And the LORD answered, "Go up against them."

Judges 20:26
Then the Israelites, all the people, went up to Bethel, where they sat weeping before the LORD. That day they fasted until evening and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings to the LORD.

Judges 21:2
So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, lifting up their voices and weeping bitterly.

1 Samuel 10:26
Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and the men of valor whose hearts God had touched went with him.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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.

to Gibeah

1 Samuel 10:26
And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

1 Samuel 14:2
And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron: and the people that were with him were about six hundred men;

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

lifted up

1 Samuel 30:4
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

Judges 2:4
And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

Judges 21:2
And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;









(4) Then came the messengers to Gibeah.--In the preceding verse we read that it was resolved by the beleaguered city to send messengers to all the coasts of Israel, but we only hear of the action taken by Saul in Gibeah. It therefore may be assumed that this was the first city they sent to, not only on account of their ancient friendship with Benjamin, but because Gibeah was the residence of the newly-elected sovereign, Saul.

And all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.--This is exactly what might have been expected from Benjamites hearing of the terrible straits into which the city they all loved so well, and which was united to them by such close bonds of friendship and alliance, was reduced; but though they grieved so deeply, they do not seem of themselves to have been able to devise any plan for its relief, until their great fellow-citizen took the matter in hand.

Verses 4, 5. - Among other places the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, where they make no appeal to him, but tell their sad tidings in the ears of all the people. Powerless to help, they can only weep; but in the midst of their lamentation Saul came after the herd (Hebrew, following the oxen) out of the field. Saul was not driving a herd of cattle home, but had been ploughing, and, labour being over, was returning with the team of oxen.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the messengers
הַמַּלְאָכִים֙ (ham·mal·’ā·ḵîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

came
וַיָּבֹ֤אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to Gibeah
גִּבְעַ֣ת (giḇ·‘aṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine

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

and reported
וַיְדַבְּר֥וּ (way·ḏab·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

these terms
הַדְּבָרִ֖ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

in the hearing
בְּאָזְנֵ֣י (bə·’ā·zə·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

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

they all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

wept
וַיִּבְכּֽוּ׃ (way·yiḇ·kū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1058: To weep, to bemoan

aloud.
וַיִּשְׂא֧וּ (way·yiś·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take


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