1 Samuel 9:11
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New International Version
As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, "Is the seer here?"

King James Bible
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

Darby Bible Translation
As they went up the ascent to the city, they met maidens going forth to draw water; and they said to them, Is the seer here?

World English Bible
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, "Is the seer here?"

Young's Literal Translation
They are going up in the ascent of the city, and have found young women going out to draw water, and say to them, 'Is the seer in this place?'

1 Samuel 9:11 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Young maidens going out to draw water - So far is it from being true, that young women were always kept closely shut up at home, that we find them often in the field, drawing and carrying water, as here.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the hill to the city [heb] in the ascent of the city
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Genesis 24:11,18-20 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening...

Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Judges 5:11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water...

Library
The Old Judge and the Young King
'Now the Lord had told Samuel In his ear a day before Saul came, saying, 16, To-morrow, about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over My people Israel, that he may save My people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon My people, because their cry is come unto Me. 17. And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over My people. 18. Then Saul drew
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
Meditate that hunger is like the sickness called a wolf; which, if thou dost not feed, will devour thee, and eat thee up; and that meat and drink are but as physic, or means which God hath ordained, to relieve and cure this natural infirmity and necessity of man. Use, therefore, to eat and to drink, rather to sustain and refresh the weakness of nature, than to satisfy the sensuality and delights of the flesh. Eat, therefore, to live, but live not to eat. There is no service so base, as for a man
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Genesis 24:11
He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:15
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.

Genesis 29:8
"We can't," they replied, "until all the flocks are gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep."

Genesis 29:9
While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherd.

Exodus 2:16
Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock.

1 Samuel 9:10
"Good," Saul said to his servant. "Come, let's go." So they set out for the town where the man of God was.

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