1 Samuel 19:16
New International Version
But when the men entered, there was the idol in the bed, and at the head was some goats' hair.

New Living Translation
But when they came to carry David out, they discovered that it was only an idol in the bed with a cushion of goat’s hair at its head.

English Standard Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the image was in the bed, with the pillow of goats’ hair at its head.

Berean Study Bible
And when the messengers entered, there was the idol in the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair on its head.

King James Bible
And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.

New King James Version
And when the messengers had come in, there was the image in the bed, with a cover of goats’ hair for his head.

New American Standard Bible
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair at its head.

NASB 1995
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats' hair at its head.

NASB 1977
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair at its head.

Amplified Bible
When the messengers came in, there was the household idol on the bed with a quilt of goats’ hair at its head.

Christian Standard Bible
When the agents arrived, to their surprise, the household idol was on the bed with some goat hair on its head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the messengers arrived, to their surprise, the household idol was on the bed with some goat hair on its head.

American Standard Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats hair at the head thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Messengers came and behold, the statue was in the bed, and skin of goats its pillow, and they told Shaul

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the messengers come, and, behold, the images were on the bed, and the goat's liver at his head.

Contemporary English Version
When the guards went in, all they found in the bed was the statue with the goat hair on its head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the messengers were come in, they found an image upon the bed, and a goat's skin at its head.

English Revised Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at the head thereof.

Good News Translation
They went inside and found the household idol in the bed and the goats' hair pillow at its head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The messengers came, and there in the bed were the idols with the goat-hair blanket at its head.

International Standard Version
The messengers went in, and there was the household idol in the bed with the cover of goat hair at its head!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the quilt of goats' hair at the head thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And the messengers come in, and behold, the teraphim [are] on the bed, and the mattress of goats’ [hair for] his pillows.

NET Bible
When the messengers came, they found only the idol on the bed and the quilt made of goat's hair at its head.

New Heart English Bible
When the messengers came in, look, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.

World English Bible
When the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messengers come in, and lo, the teraphim are on the bed, and the mattress of goats' hair, for his pillows.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Michal Saves David
15But Saul sent the messengers back to see David and told them, “Bring him up to me in his bed so I can kill him.” 16And when the messengers entered, there was the idol in the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair on its head. 17And Saul said to Michal, “Why did you deceive me like this? You sent my enemy away and he has escaped!” Michal replied, “He said to me, ‘Help me get away, or I will kill you!’ ”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:13
Then Michal took a household idol and laid it in the bed, placed some goat hair on its head, and covered it with a garment.

1 Samuel 19:15
But Saul sent the messengers back to see David and told them, "Bring him up to me in his bed so I can kill him."

1 Samuel 19:17
And Saul said to Michal, "Why did you deceive me like this? You sent my enemy away and he has escaped!" Michal replied, "He said to me, 'Help me get away, or I will kill you!'"


Treasury of Scripture

And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

there was
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

the idol
הַתְּרָפִ֖ים (hat·tə·rā·p̄îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8655: (a kind of idol) perhaps household idol

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

the bed
הַמִּטָּ֑ה (ham·miṭ·ṭāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4296: A bed, for, sleeping, eating, a sofa, litter, bier

with the quilt
וּכְבִ֥יר (ū·ḵə·ḇîr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3523: (something woven) perhaps a quilt or net

of goats' [hair]
הָעִזִּ֖ים (hā·‘iz·zîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5795: Female goat

on its head.
מְרַאֲשֹׁתָֽיו׃ (mə·ra·’ă·šō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4763: A place at the head, head place


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