New Living Translation
Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the hall and placed them at the head of the table, honoring them above the thirty special guests.
King James Bible
And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which were about thirty persons.
Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the chamber, and gave them a place at the head of them that were invited; and they were about thirty persons.
World English Bible
Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the guest room, and made them sit in the best place among those who were invited, who were about thirty persons.
Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel taketh Saul, and his young man, and bringeth them in to the chamber, and giveth to them a place at the head of those called; and they are about thirty men.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:22 Chief place - Thereby to raise their expectation, and to prepare them for giving that honour to Saul, which his approaching dignity required.
1 Samuel 9:21
Saul replied, "But I'm only from the tribe of Benjamin, the smallest tribe in Israel, and my family is the least important of all the families of that tribe! Why are you talking like this to me?"
1 Samuel 9:23
Samuel then instructed the cook to bring Saul the finest cut of meat, the piece that had been set aside for the guest of honor.
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