1 Samuel 10:17
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New International Version
Samuel summoned the people of Israel to the LORD at Mizpah

King James Bible
And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh;

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel called the people together to Jehovah to Mizpah.

World English Bible
Samuel called the people together to Yahweh to Mizpah;

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel calleth the people unto Jehovah to Mizpeh,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Saul's uncle - The word דוד dod signifies a beloved one, love, a lover, friend, etc.; and is the same as David. It is supposed to mean uncle here; but I think it means some familiar friend.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

unto the Lord

1 Samuel 7:5,6 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you to the LORD...

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...

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The King after Man's Heart
'And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord to Mizpeh; 18. And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you; 19. And ye have this day rejected your God, who Himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto Him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Earliest Chapters in Divine Revelation
[Sidenote: The nature of inspiration] Since the days of the Greek philosophers the subject of inspiration and revelation has been fertile theme for discussion and dispute among scholars and theologians. Many different theories have been advanced, and ultimately abandoned as untenable. In its simplest meaning and use, inspiration describes the personal influence of one individual upon the mind and spirit of another. Thus we often say, "That man inspired me." What we are or do under the influence
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 11:11
So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and commander over them. And he repeated all his words before the LORD in Mizpah.

Judges 20:1
Then all Israel from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came together as one and assembled before the LORD in Mizpah.

1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Assemble all Israel at Mizpah, and I will intercede with the LORD for you."

1 Samuel 11:15
So all the people went to Gilgal and made Saul king in the presence of the LORD. There they sacrificed fellowship offerings before the LORD, and Saul and all the Israelites held a great celebration.

Hosea 13:11
So in my anger I gave you a king, and in my wrath I took him away.

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