1 Samuel 9:11
New International Version
As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"

New Living Translation
As they were climbing the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water. So Saul and his servant asked, “Is the seer here today?”

English Standard Version
As they went up the hill to the city, they met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?”

Berean Study Bible
And as they were climbing the hill to the city, they met some young women coming out to draw water and asked, “Is the seer here?”

New American Standard Bible
As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, "Is the seer here?"

King James Bible
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

Christian Standard Bible
As they were climbing the hill to the city, they found some young women coming out to draw water and asked, "Is the seer here?"

Contemporary English Version
As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to get water, and the two men said to them, "We're looking for the man who can see visions. Is he in town?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As they were climbing the hill to the city, they found some young women coming out to draw water and asked, "Is the seer here?"

International Standard Version
As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women going out to draw water, and they told them, "Is the seer here?"

NET Bible
As they were going up the ascent to the town, they met some girls coming out to draw water. They said to them, "Is this where the seer is?"

New Heart English Bible
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, "Is the seer here?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As they were going up the hill to the city, they met girls coming out to get water. They asked the girls, "Is the seer here?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them: 'Is the seer here?'

New American Standard 1977
As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water, and said to them, “Is the seer here?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water and said unto them, Is the seer here?

King James 2000 Bible
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

American King James Version
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

American Standard Version
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As they went up the ascent to the city, they find damsels come out to draw water, and they say to them, Is the seer here?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they went up the ascent to the city, they found maids coming out to draw water, and they said to them: Is the seer here?

Darby Bible Translation
As they went up the ascent to the city, they met maidens going forth to draw water; and they said to them, Is the seer here?

English Revised Version
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

Webster's Bible Translation
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

World English Bible
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, "Is the seer here?"

Young's Literal Translation
They are going up in the ascent of the city, and have found young women going out to draw water, and say to them, 'Is the seer in this place?'
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
10“Good,” said Saul to his servant. “Come, let us go.” So they set out for the city where the man of God was. 11And as they were climbing the hill to the city, they met some young women coming out to draw water and asked, “Is the seer here?” 12“Yes, he is ahead of you,” they answered. “Hurry now, for today he has come to the city because the people have a sacrifice on the high place.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:11
As evening approached, he made the camels kneel down near the well outside the town, at the time when the women went out to draw water.

Genesis 24:15
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.

Genesis 29:8
But they replied, "We cannot, until all the flocks have been gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep."

Genesis 29:9
While he was still speaking with them, Rachel arrived with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

Exodus 2:16
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock.

1 Samuel 9:10
"Good," said Saul to his servant. "Come, let us go." So they set out for the city where the man of God was.

Treasury of Scripture

And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

Genesis 24:11,18-20
And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water

Exodus 2:16
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Judges 5:11
They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates.







Lexicon
And as they
הֵ֗מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

were climbing
עֹלִים֙ (‘ō·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the hill
בְּמַעֲלֵ֣ה (bə·ma·‘ă·lêh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4608: An elevation, acclivity, platform, a rise, priority

to the city,
הָעִ֔יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

they
וְהֵ֙מָּה֙ (wə·hêm·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

met
מָצְא֣וּ (mā·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

some young women
נְעָר֔וֹת (nə·‘ā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5291: A girl, maiden

coming out
יֹצְא֖וֹת (yō·ṣə·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to draw
לִשְׁאֹ֣ב (liš·’ōḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7579: To bale up water

water
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

and asked,
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Is
הֲיֵ֥שׁ (hă·yêš)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

the seer here?”
הָרֹאֶֽה׃ (hā·rō·’eh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7203: A seer, a vision
Verses 11, 12. - As they went up. Ramah was situated on a double hill, whence its name Ramathaim (1 Samuel 1:1). As, then, they go up the ascent - so the Hebrew, literally - they meet maidens on the way to the well, and ask them, Is the seer - the roeh - here? They answer, Yes; behold, he is before you. I.e. they are to go straightforward, and farther on in the town they will find him. He came today to the city. As Saul's servant knew that this city was Samuel's abode, the words must mean that he had just returned from visiting one of those places, probably, to which he was in the habit of going as judge. From 1 Samuel 16:2 we learn that Samuel went occasionally even to distant places to perform priestly duties. In the high place. Hebrew, Bamah. Samuel, we read, had built an altar at Ramah (1 Samuel 7:17), and probably the present sacrifice was to be offered upon it. Such altars, and the worship of the true God upon high places, were at this time recognised as right, and were, in fact, in accordance with, and were even the remains of, the old patriarchal religion. But gradually they were condemned, partly because of the glowing sanctity of the temple, but chiefly because of the tendency of religious rites celebrated in such places to degenerate into nature-worship, and orgies such as the heathen were in the habit of holding on the tops of mountains and hills. We thus find in the Bible an illustration of the principle that rites and ceremonies (as not being of the essentials of religion) may be changed, or even abolished, if they are abused, or lead on to evil consequences. 9:11-17 The very maid-servants of the city could direct to the prophet. They had heard of the sacrifice, and could tell of the necessity for Samuel's presence. It is no small benefit to live in religious and holy places. And we should always be ready to help those who are seeking after God's prophets. Though God had, in displeasure, granted Israel's request for a king, yet he sends them a man to be captain over them, to save them out of the hand of the Philistines. He does it, listening graciously to their cry.
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