1 Samuel 9:14
New International Version
They went up to the town, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel, coming toward them on his way up to the high place.

New Living Translation
So they entered the town, and as they passed through the gates, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the place of worship.

English Standard Version
So they went up to the city. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place.

Berean Study Bible
So Saul and his servant went up toward the city, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel coming toward them on his way up to the high place.

New American Standard Bible
So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.

King James Bible
And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.

Christian Standard Bible
So they went up toward the city. Saul and his servant were entering the city when they saw Samuel coming toward them on his way to the high place.

Contemporary English Version
They went to the town, and just as they were going through the gate, Samuel was coming out on his way to the place of worship.

Good News Translation
So Saul and his servant went on to the town, and as they were going in, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way to the place of worship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they went up toward the city. Saul and his attendant were entering the city when they saw Samuel coming toward them on his way to the high place.

International Standard Version
They went up to the town, and as they were coming to the center of the town, Samuel was coming out to meet them, on his way up to the high place.

NET Bible
So they went up to the town. As they were heading for the middle of the town, Samuel was coming in their direction to go up to the high place.

New Heart English Bible
They went up to the city. As they came within the city, look, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Saul and his servant went to the city. As they entered it, Samuel was coming toward them on his way to the worship site.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they went up to the city; and as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.

New American Standard 1977
So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they went up into the city. And when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out before them to go up to the high place.

King James 2000 Bible
And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.

American King James Version
And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.

American Standard Version
And they went up to the city; and as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they go up to the city; and as they were entering into the midst of the city, behold, Samuel came out to meet them, to go up to Bama.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they went up into the city. And when they were walking in the midst of the city, behold Samuel was coming out over against them, to go up to the high place.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went up into the city. As they were coming into the midst of the city, behold, Samuel was coming out towards them, to go up to the high place.

English Revised Version
And they went up to the city; and as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they went up into the city: and when they had come into the city, behold, Samuel came out meeting them, to go up to the high place.

World English Bible
They went up to the city; [and] as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go up in to the city; they are coming in to the midst of the city, and lo, Samuel is coming out to meet them, to go up to the high place;
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
13As soon as you enter the city you can find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; after that, the guests will eat. Go up at once; you will find him.” 14So Saul and his servant went up toward the city, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel coming toward them on his way up to the high place. 15Now on the day before Saul’s arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel,…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:13
As soon as you enter the city you can find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; after that, the guests will eat. Go up at once; you will find him."

1 Samuel 9:15
Now on the day before Saul's arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel,

Treasury of Scripture

And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.







Lexicon
So Saul and his servant went up
וַֽיַּעֲל֖וּ (way·ya·‘ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

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

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

were entering
בָּאִים֙ (bā·’îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

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

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

coming
יֹצֵ֣א (yō·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

toward them
לִקְרָאתָ֔ם (liq·rā·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7122: To encounter, befall

on his way up
לַעֲל֖וֹת (la·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to the high place.
הַבָּמָֽה׃ (hab·bā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1116: An elevation
(14) Behold, Samuel came out against them.--"Saul comes before Samuel, bashfully pursuing his humble quest, in apparent unconsciousness of the power slumbering within him of aspiring and attaining to the highest place; the great seer receives him in a way quite different from all that he could have hoped or feared. At the moment of their meeting the seer has come forth from his house on the way to the solitary sacred heights of Ramah, the city of his residence, where he sacrifices on the altar to Jahveh, or is wont to partake of a sacred sacrificial repast with some of his closest friends. He at once desires to take Saul also with him, telling him beforehand how unimportant was the immediate object of his inquiries, and that the matter was already settled; but that for him and his whole house was reserved a very different and far better destiny in Israel. And though Saul, in his unassuming simplicity, would fain waive the honour which is obscurely hinted (so little does he yet know his better self), the holy man, more discerning, takes him with him to the sacrificial meal, which is already prepared; nay, assigns him the place of honour among the thirty guests before invited, while he is served with a portion of the sacrificial meat, put by, as it were, specially for him: for in like manner a portion other and higher than that of ordinary men had been long reserved for him by heaven."--Ewald.

Verse 14. - When they were come into. More correctly, "As they were going into the city." This agrees with what is said in ver. 18, that Saul and Samuel met in the gateway. As Ramah occupied two hills, the Bamah would be on the summit of one, while the city probably nestled between them. 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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