1 Samuel 15:27
New International Version
As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore.

New Living Translation
As Samuel turned to go, Saul tried to hold him back and tore the hem of his robe.

English Standard Version
As Samuel turned to go away, Saul seized the skirt of his robe, and it tore.

Berean Study Bible
As Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the hem of his robe, and it tore.

King James Bible
And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

New King James Version
And as Samuel turned around to go away, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.

New American Standard Bible
Then Samuel turned to go, but Saul grasped the edge of his robe, and it tore off.

NASB 1995
As Samuel turned to go, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.

NASB 1977
And as Samuel turned to go, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.

Amplified Bible
As Samuel turned to go [away], Saul grabbed the hem of his robe [to stop him], and it tore.

Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the corner of his robe, and it tore.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the hem of his robe, and it tore.

American Standard Version
And as Samuel turned about to go away,'saul laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it rent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shemueil turned to go and Shaul grasped on the skirt of his mantle and he ripped it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Samuel turned his face to depart, and Saul caught hold of the skirt of his garment, and tore it.

Contemporary English Version
As Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the edge of Samuel's robe. It tore!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel turned about to go away: but he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

English Revised Version
And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it rent.

Good News Translation
Then Samuel turned to leave, but Saul caught hold of his cloak, and it tore.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samuel turned to leave, Saul grabbed the hem of his robe, and it tore.

International Standard Version
As Samuel turned to go Saul seized him by the corner of his robe, and it tore.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it rent.

Literal Standard Version
And Samuel turns around to go, and he lays hold on the skirt of his upper robe—and it is torn!

NET Bible
When Samuel turned to leave, Saul grabbed the edge of his robe and it tore.

New Heart English Bible
As Samuel turned about to go away, he grabbed the skirt of his robe, and it tore.

World English Bible
As Samuel turned about to go away, Saul grabbed the skirt of his robe, and it tore.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel turneth round to go, and he layeth hold on the skirt of his upper robe -- and it is rent!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul's Confession
26“I will not return with you,” Samuel replied. “For you have rejected the word of the LORD, and He has rejected you as king over Israel.” 27As Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed the hem of his robe, and it tore. 28So Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor who is better than you.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 28:14
"What does he look like?" asked Saul. "An old man is coming up," she replied. "And he is wearing a robe." So Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed facedown in reverence.

1 Kings 11:30
And Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing, tore it into twelve pieces,

1 Kings 11:31
and said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and I will give you ten tribes.


Treasury of Scripture

And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold on the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.









(27) He laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle.--The king's passionate action indicates a restless, unquiet mind. Not content with intreating words, Saul, perhaps even with some violence, lays hold of the old man as he turns away, to detain him. What Saul laid hold of and tore was not the "mantle" (Authorised Version), but the hem, or outer border, of the "meil," the ordinary tunic which the upper classes in Israel were then in the habit of wearing. The Dean of Canterbury, in a careful Note in the Pulpit Commentary, shows that the "mantle," which would be the accurate rendering of the Hebrew addereth, the distinctive dress of the Hebrew prophets, was certainly not used in the days of Samuel, the great founder of the prophetic order. Special dresses came into use only gradually, and Elijah is the first person described as being thus clad. Long before his time the school of the prophets had grown into a national institution, and a loose wrapper of coarse cloth, made of camel's-hair, fastened round the body at the waist by a leathern girdle, had become the distinctive prophetic dress, and continued to be until the arrival of Israel's last prophet, John the Baptist (Mark 1:6).



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

turned
וַיִּסֹּ֥ב (way·yis·sōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

to go,
לָלֶ֑כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

Saul grabbed
וַיַּחֲזֵ֥ק (way·ya·ḥă·zêq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

the hem
בִּכְנַף־ (biḵ·nap̄-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

of his robe,
מְעִיל֖וֹ (mə·‘î·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4598: A robe

and it tore.
וַיִּקָּרַֽע׃ (way·yiq·qā·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7167: To rend


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