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?'
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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the hill to the city [heb] in the ascent of the city
LibraryThe 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.
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.
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.
"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."
While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherd.
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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