1 Samuel 9:15
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New International Version
Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel:

New Living Translation
Now the LORD had told Samuel the previous day,

English Standard Version
Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed to Samuel:

Berean Study Bible
Now on the day before Saul’s arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel,

New American Standard Bible
Now a day before Saul's coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying,

King James Bible
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Now the day before Saul's arrival, the LORD had informed Samuel,

Contemporary English Version
The day before Saul came, the LORD had told Samuel,

Good News Translation
Now on the previous day the LORD had told Samuel,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the day before Saul's arrival, the LORD had informed Samuel,

International Standard Version
Now one day before Saul's arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel:

NET Bible
Now the day before Saul arrived, the LORD had told Samuel:

New Heart English Bible
Now the LORD had revealed to Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, the LORD had revealed the following message to Samuel one day before Saul came:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the LORD had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Now a day before Saul’s coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

American King James Version
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

American Standard Version
Now Jehovah had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the Lord had revealed to the ear of Samuel the day before Saul came, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
Now Jehovah had apprised Samuel one day before Saul came, saying,

English Revised Version
Now the LORD had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

World English Bible
Now Yahweh had revealed to Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah had uncovered the ear of Samuel one day before the coming of Saul, saying,
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
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, 16“At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you are to anoint him leader over My people Israel; he will deliver them from the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me.”…
Cross References
Acts 13:21
Then the people asked for a king, and God gave them forty years under Saul son of Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin.

1 Samuel 9:14
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.

1 Samuel 15:1
Then Samuel said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel. Now therefore, listen to the words of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

the Lord

1 Samuel 9:17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, Behold the man whom …

1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said to Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint you to be king …

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show …

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to …

Mark 11:2-4 And said to them, Go your way into the village over against you: …

Mark 14:13-16 And he sends forth two of his disciples, and said to them, Go you …

Acts 13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them Saul the …

Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

told Samuel in his ear. [heb] revealed the ear of Samuel

1 Samuel 20:2 And he said to him, God forbid; you shall not die: behold, my father …

2 Samuel 7:27 For you, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, …

Job 33:16 Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,







(15) Had told Samuel in his ear.--Literally, had uncovered the ear of Samuel. The image is taken from the action of pushing aside the head-dress, in order the more conveniently to whisper some words to the ear. This is one of the few more direct intimations in the sacred records of one of the ways in which the Spirit of God communicated Divine thoughts to the human spirit. Here the Eternal Spirit is represented as whispering in the ear of man. "The true spirit of Jahveh (Jehovah), full of compassion, had already on the preceding day whispered to Samuel that for the deliverance of Janveh's people . . . a Benjamite must be anointed king."--Ewald.

Verse 15. - Now Jehovah had told Samuel in his ear. Literally, "had uncovered his ear," as in Ruth 4:4; 2 Samuel 7:27. The phrase is taken from the pushing aside of the headdress in order to whisper, and therefore means that Jehovah had secretly told Samuel. Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear,.... In a private manner, whispering in his ear, telling him in a free, familiar, friendly way, as a secret:

a day before Saul came; that he might prepare for the entertainment of him, and not be surprised at his coming, as well as hereby be assured he was the person designed to be king of Israel, when he should come:

saying; as follows. 1Sa 9:15-27. God Reveals to Samuel Saul's Coming, and His Appointment to the Kingdom.

15, 16. Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before—The description of Saul, the time of his arrival, and the high office to which he was destined, had been secretly intimated to Samuel from heaven. The future king of Israel was to fight the battles of the Lord and protect His people. It would appear that they were at this time suffering great molestation from the Philistines, and that this was an additional reason of their urgent demands for the appointment of a king (see 1Sa 10:5; 13:3).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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