New Living Translation
And here is a present that I, your servant, have brought to you and your young men.
King James Bible
And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.
Darby Bible Translation
And now this blessing which thy bondmaid has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men that follow my lord.
World English Bible
Now this present which your servant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.
Young's Literal Translation
'And, now, this blessing which thy maid-servant hath brought to my lord -- it hath been given to the young men who are going up and down at the feet of my lord.
1 Samuel 25:27 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:27 Blessing - So a gift or present is called here, and elsewhere; not only because the matter of it comes from God's blessing; but also because it is given with a blessing, or with a good will. Unto the young men - As being unworthy of thine acceptance or use.
BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, M.A., D.D. "There is nothing," says Socrates to Cephalus in the Republic, "I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travellers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom it is right to learn the character of the way, whether it is rugged or difficult, or smooth and easy" (p. 328 E.). It is to such an aged traveller that we are introduced in the person of Barzillai the Gileadite. And though he is one of the lesser-known characters …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The Promise in 2 Samuel, Chap. vii.
Please take this gift I have brought you, for God has been very gracious to me. I have more than enough." And because Jacob insisted, Esau finally accepted the gift.
1 Samuel 30:26
When he arrived at Ziklag, David sent part of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends. "Here is a present for you, taken from the LORD's enemies," he said.
2 Kings 5:15
Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, "Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant."
Giving a gift can open doors; it gives access to important people!
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