1 Samuel 10:8

“And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt goe downe before me to Gilgal, and behold, I will come downe vnto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seuen dayes shalt thou tarie, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you should do."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come unto thee, and show thee what thou shalt do.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then you are to go down before me to Gilgal, where I will come to you, for the offering of burned offerings and peace-offerings: go on waiting there for seven days till I come to you and make clear to you what you have to do.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to thee, to offer up burnt-offerings, [and] to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings: seven days shalt thou wait, until I come to thee and inform thee what thou shalt do.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to thee, to offer burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and show thee what thou shalt do.
- Webster's Bible

You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: you shall wait seven days, until I come to you, and show you what you shall do.
- World English Bible

`And thou hast gone down before me to Gilgal, and lo, I am going down unto thee, to cause to ascend burnt-offerings, to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings; seven days thou dost wait till my coming in unto thee, and I have made known to thee that which thou dost do.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings; seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come unto thee, and tell thee what thou shalt do.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 10:8


10:8 Till I come - This, though now mentioned and commanded, was not immediately to be performed; as is evident, partly from the whole course of the story, (which shews, that Saul and Samuel, and the people, first met at Mizpeh, ver.#17|, &c. where Saul was chosen by God, and accepted by the people as king; and afterwards went to Gilgal once before the time here spoken of, chap.#11:14|,15,) and partly, by comparing this place with chap.#13:8|, &c. where we find Saul charged with the violation of this command, two years after the giving of it. It seems this is given as a standing rule for Saul to observe while Samuel and he lived; that in case of any great future difficulties, as the invasion of enemies, Saul should resort to Gilgal, and call the people thither, and tarry there seven days, which was but a necessary time for gathering the people, and for the coming of Samuel thither. And Gilgal was chosen for this purpose, because that place was famous for the solemn renewing of the covenant between God and Israel, #Jos 4:19 |- 24, and for other eminent instances of God's favour to them, the remembrance whereof was a confirmation of their faith; and because it was a very convenient place for he tribes within and without Jordan to assemble, and consult, and unite their forces together upon such occasions.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 10

  • Macy
    saul 's annointing by samuel was brought by people 's rejection of God...lets be careful not to presure God to give us wat seems right to our eyes.pray that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened .
  • FavouredbyGod
    I love verse 4 when Saul was anointed the spirit of God through prophet Saul prophesied to Him that he would meet men who would give him bread and he was commanded to receive of their gifts. Which means that God will allow people to come our way to give us free gifts -- gifts we might not have received of, gifts that we might be in need of as bread is an essential and gifts that we shall not be required to pay back. The prayer I have tonight is that God will open doors for us to receive gifts -- 'Big gifts ' and free gifts. Whatever it is you are looking for, God will supply it through someones ' gift to us.
  • Nkereuwem Etuk
    Annointing of God makes one new
  • Ira
    verses6,9 The SPIRIT of GOD makes us new people.
  • Ira
    When the SPIRIT of GOD is upon us we are new people.
  • Nhlanhla
    This was a deliberate confirmation from God for all to see and witness that Saul 's installation was the hand of the Almighty not of men.

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