1 Samuel 9:19
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New International Version
"I am the seer," Samuel replied. "Go up ahead of me to the high place, for today you are to eat with me, and in the morning I will send you on your way and will tell you all that is in your heart.

King James Bible
And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel answered Saul and said, I am the seer: go up before me to the high place, and ye shall eat with me to-day; and to-morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thy heart.

World English Bible
Samuel answered Saul, and said, "I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today. In the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is in your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel answereth Saul and saith, 'I am the seer; go up before me into the high place, and ye have eaten with me to-day, and I have sent thee away in the morning, and all that is in thy heart I declare to thee.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am the seer - This declaration would prepare Saul for the communications afterwards made.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the seer The word roaih literally signifies one who sees; particularly preternatural sights. a seer and a prophet were the same in most cases; only with this difference, the seer was always a prophet, but the prophet was not always a seer. A seer seems to imply one who frequently met with and saw some symbolical representation of God. All prophets, true or false, profess to see God (see

Numbers 24:4,16 He has said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open...

Jer.

Numbers 14:4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

) and diviners, in their enthusiastic flights, boasted that they had those things exhibited to their sight which should come to pass.

and will tell

John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

1 Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God...

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

1 Samuel 9:20
As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found. And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and your whole family line?"

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