New Living Translation
(In those days if people wanted a message from God, they would say, "Let's go and ask the seer," for prophets used to be called seers.)
King James Bible
(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
Darby Bible Translation
(In former time in Israel, when a man went to ask counsel of God, he said, Come and let us go to the seer; for he that is now called a Prophet was in former time called a Seer.)
World English Bible
(In earlier times in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he said, "Come, and let us go to the seer;" for he who is now called a prophet was before called a Seer.)
Young's Literal Translation
Formerly in Israel, thus said the man in his going to seek God, 'Come and we go unto the seer,' for the 'prophet' of to-day is called formerly 'the seer.'
1 Samuel 9:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:9 Seer - Because he discerned and could discover things secret and unknown to others. And these are the words, either of some later sacred writer, who after Samuel's death, inserted this verse . Or, of Samuel, who, being probably fifty or sixty years old at the writing of this book, and speaking of the state of things in his first days, might well call it before time.
But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the LORD about it. "Why is this happening to me?" she asked.
1 Samuel 9:10
"All right," Saul agreed, "let's try it!" So they started into the town where the man of God lived.
2 Samuel 24:11
The next morning the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, who was David's seer. This was the message:
2 Kings 17:13
Again and again the LORD had sent his prophets and seers to warn both Israel and Judah: "Turn from all your evil ways. Obey my commands and decrees--the entire law that I commanded your ancestors to obey, and that I gave you through my servants the prophets."
1 Chronicles 9:22
In all, there were 212 gatekeepers in those days, and they were listed according to the genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed their ancestors because they were reliable men.
1 Chronicles 21:9
Then the LORD spoke to Gad, David's seer. This was the message:
1 Chronicles 26:28
Shelomoth and his relatives also cared for the gifts dedicated to the LORD by Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah. All the other dedicated gifts were in their care, too.
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