1 Samuel 9:18
New International Version
Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, "Would you please tell me where the seer's house is?"

New Living Translation
Just then Saul approached Samuel at the gateway and asked, "Can you please tell me where the seer's house is?"

English Standard Version
Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?”

Berean Study Bible
Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, “Would you please tell me where the seer's house is?”

New American Standard Bible
Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."

King James Bible
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.

Christian Standard Bible
Saul approached Samuel in the city gate and asked, "Would you please tell me where the seer's house is?"

Contemporary English Version
Saul went over to Samuel in the gateway and said, "A man who can see visions lives here in town. Could you tell me the way to his house?"

Good News Translation
Then Saul went over to Samuel, who was near the gate, and asked, "Tell me, where does the seer live?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul approached Samuel in the gate area and asked, "Would you please tell me where the seer's house is?"

International Standard Version
As Saul approached Samuel in the middle of the gate, he said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."

NET Bible
As Saul approached Samuel in the middle of the gate, he said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."

New Heart English Bible
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul approached Samuel inside the gateway and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said: 'Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate, and said, “Please tell me where the seer’s house is.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray you, where the seer's house is.

American King James Version
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray you, where the seer's house is.

American Standard Version
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul drew near to Samuel into the midst of the city, and said, Tell me now which is the house of the seer?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul came to Samuel in the midst of the gate and said: Tell me, I pray thee, where is the house of the seer?

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul drew near to Samuel in the midst of the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.

English Revised Version
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.

World English Bible
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is."

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul draweth nigh to Samuel in the midst of the gate, and saith, 'Declare, I pray thee, to me, where is this -- the seer's house?'
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
17When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke; he shall rule over My people.” 18Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, “Would you please tell me where the seer's house is?” 19“I am the seer,” Samuel replied. “Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today. And when I send you off in the morning, I will tell you all that is in your heart.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:17
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man of whom I spoke; he shall rule over My people."

1 Samuel 9:19
"I am the seer," Samuel replied. "Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today. And when I send you off in the morning, I will tell you all that is in your heart.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray you, where the seer's house is.







Lexicon
Saul
שָׁא֛וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

approached
וַיִּגַּ֥שׁ (way·yig·gaš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5066: To draw near, approach

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

in the gateway
הַשָּׁ֑עַר (haš·šā·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

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

“Would you please
נָּ֣א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

tell
הַגִּֽידָה־ (hag·gî·ḏāh-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

me
לִ֔י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

where
אֵי־ (’ê-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 335: Where?, how?

the seer's
הָרֹאֶֽה׃ (hā·rō·’eh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7203: A seer, a vision

house [is]?”
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(18) In the gate.--The LXX. (Greek Version) here reads, "in the midst of the city." It is not improbable that this is the original reading, it being very possible for a scribe to write the Hebrew word "gate" for "city."

Verse 18. - In the gate. The same preposition is used here as that translated "into the city" in ver. 14. The contradiction which many commentators suppose that they find between the two verses arises from their not remembering that prepositions constantly lose their original meaning. Literally the preposition means in the middle, but its common meaning is simply within. So with us immediately has lost all reference to the middle, though derived from that word, and signifies directly, at once. Saul, then, and his servant were just going (it is a present participle) within the city when they meet Samuel coming out, and accost him in the very portal. 9:18-27 Samuel, that good prophet, was so far from envying Saul, or bearing him any ill-will, that he was the first and most forward to do him honour. Both that evening and early the next morning, Samuel communed with Saul upon the flat roof of the house. We may suppose Samuel now convinced Saul that he was the person God had fixed upon for the government, and of his own willingness to resign. How different are the purposes of the Lord for us, from our intentions for ourselves! Perhaps Saul was the only one who ever went out to seek asses, and literally found a kingdom; but many have set out and moved their dwellings to seek riches and pleasures, who have been guided to places where they found salvation for their souls. Thus they have met with those who addressed them as if aware of the secrets of their lives and hearts, and have been led seriously to regard the word of the Lord. If this has been our case, though our worldly plans have not prospered, let us not care for that; the Lord has given us, or has prepared us for, what is far better.
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