1 Samuel 9:8
New International Version
The servant answered him again. "Look," he said, "I have a quarter of a shekel of silver. I will give it to the man of God so that he will tell us what way to take."

New Living Translation
"Well," the servant said, "I have one small silver piece. We can at least offer it to the man of God and see what happens!"

English Standard Version
The servant answered Saul again, “Here, I have with me a quarter of a shekel of silver, and I will give it to the man of God to tell us our way.”

Berean Study Bible
Again the servant answered, “Look, I have here in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I will give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way.”

New American Standard Bible
The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way."

King James Bible
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

Christian Standard Bible
The servant answered Saul: "Here, I have a little silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us which way we should go."

Contemporary English Version
"I have a small piece of silver," the servant answered. "We can give him that, and then he will tell us where to look for the donkeys."

Good News Translation
The servant answered, "I have a small silver coin. I can give him that, and then he will tell us where we can find them."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The attendant answered Saul: "Here, I have a piece of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way."

International Standard Version
The young man answered Saul again, "Look here! I have in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us about our journey."

NET Bible
The servant went on to answer Saul, "Look, I happen to have in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us where we should go."

New Heart English Bible
The servant answered Saul again, and said, "Look, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God, to tell us our way."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The servant again answered Saul, "Look, here! I have one-tenth of an ounce of silver. I'll give it to the man of God. Then he'll tell us where to find the donkeys."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the servant answered Saul again, and said: 'Behold, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver, that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.'--

New American Standard 1977
And the servant answered Saul again and said, “Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the servant answered Saul again and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver; this will I give to the man of God to tell us our way.

King James 2000 Bible
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

American King James Version
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

American Standard Version
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the young man answered Saul again, and said, Behold, there is found in my hand a fourth part of a shekel of silver; and thou shalt give it to the man of God, and he shall tell us our way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The servant answered Saul again, and said: Behold there is found in my hand the fourth part of a sicle of silver, let us give it to the man of God, that he may tell us our way.

Darby Bible Translation
And the servant answered Saul again and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver; that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

English Revised Version
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Beheld, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

World English Bible
The servant answered Saul again, and said, "Behold, I have in my hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God, to tell us our way."

Young's Literal Translation
And the young man addeth to answer Saul, and saith, 'Lo, there is found with me a fourth of a shekel of silver: and I have given to the man of God, and he hath declared to us our way.'
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
7“If we do go,” Saul replied, “what can we give the man? For the bread in our packs is gone, and there is no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?” 8Again the servant answered, “Look, I have here in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I will give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way.” 9(Formerly in Israel, a man on his way to inquire of God would say, “Come, let us go to the seer.” For the prophet of today was formerly called the seer.)…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:6
"Look," said the servant, "in this city there is a man of God who is highly respected; everything he says surely comes to pass. Let us go there now. Maybe he will tell us which way to go."

1 Kings 13:7
Then the king said to the man of God, "Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."

1 Kings 14:3
Take with you ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will become of the boy."

Treasury of Scripture

And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

I have here at hand.







Lexicon
Again
וַיֹּ֤סֶף (way·yō·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

the servant
הַנַּ֙עַר֙ (han·na·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

answered,
לַעֲנ֣וֹת (la·‘ă·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

“Look,
הִנֵּה֙ (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I have here
נִמְצָ֣א (nim·ṣā)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

in my hand
בְיָדִ֔י (ḇə·yā·ḏî)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

a quarter
רֶ֖בַע (re·ḇa‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7253: Fourth part, four sides

shekel
שֶׁ֣קֶל (še·qel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8255: A weight, a commercial standard

of silver.
כָּ֑סֶף (kā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

I will give
וְנָֽתַתִּי֙ (wə·nā·ṯat·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

it to the man
לְאִ֣ישׁ (lə·’îš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of God,
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and he will tell
וְהִגִּ֥יד (wə·hig·gîḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

us
לָ֖נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

our way.”
דַּרְכֵּֽנוּ׃ (dar·kê·nū)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(8) The fourth part of a shekel of silver.--"Probably this shekel of silver was roughly stamped, and divided into four quarters by a cross, and broken when needed. What was its proportionate value in Samuel's days we cannot tell, for silver then was rare."--Dean Payne Smith.

Verse 8. - The fourth part of a shekel. Apparently the shekel, roughly stamped, was divided into four quarters by a cross, and broken when needed. What was its proportionate value in Samuel's days we cannot tell, for silver was rare; but in size it would be somewhat bigger than a sixpence, and would be a very large fee, while the bread would have been a small one. It very well marks the eagerness of the servant that he is ready to part with the considerable sum of money in his possession in order to consult the seer. The whole conversation is given in a very lively and natural manner. 9:1-10 Saul readily went to seek his father's asses. His obedience to his father was praise-worthy. His servant proposed, that since they were now at Ramah, they should call on Samuel, and take his advice. Wherever we are, we should use our opportunities of acquainting ourselves with those who are wise and good. Many will consult a man of God, if he comes in their way, that would not go a step out of their way to get wisdom. We sensibly feel worldly losses, and bestow much pains to make them up; but how little do we attempt, and how soon are we weary, in seeking the salvation of our souls! If ministers could tell men how to secure their property, or to get wealth, they would be more consulted and honoured than they now are, though employed in teaching them how to escape eternal misery, and to obtain eternal life. Most people would rather be told their fortune than their duty. Samuel needed not their money, nor would he have denied his advice, if they had not brought it; but they gave it to him as a token of respect, and of the value they put upon his office, and according to the general usage of those times, always to bring a present to those in authority.
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