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

  • Herman James
    This is a very interesting passage on what is going on in the world to day.
  • A disciple
    April; "Taken..." is a form of speech: it means that as the sons of Benjamin (the Tribe) were set apart, then so 'n' so was set apart, and then so 'n' so was set apart ... till they came to Saul: it was to show the way God showed them, bit by bit. Yes, it is strange how people can feel the need to say something religious, but have no religion really in their heart, and stubbornly refuse to repent!
  • April
    Interesting these people wanted nothing to do with GOD yet,they in vs24 this ch. said God save the King,so they were fine with God appoimtimg a king just not him his self,interesting..and when it said taken vs19-21 this ch. is it saying they were swallowed up or something, where were they taken?,Saul was found of course, I'm a little confused about this part.
  • Shena
    I like the reading of Saul being anointed with a vial of oil by Samuel. But the most enlighten part of this chapter is when the holy spirit fell upon Saul and God began to prophesied to Him on who he would meet. The favor of God is awesome.
  • Isaac Rocha
    I like this chapter it is a little of my homework.
  • BSP
    The last verse talks about how some men insulted Saul. He kept his peace and did not retaliate against them.

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