1 Samuel 11:4

“Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 11:4

Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the eares of the people: and all the people lift vp their voyces, and wept.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and spake these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they sent representatives to Saul's town Gibeah, and these gave the news to the people: and all the people gave themselves to weeping.
- Basic English Bible

And the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and told these words in the ears of the people. And all the people lifted up their voice and wept.
- Darby Bible

Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people; and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.
- Webster's Bible

Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
- World English Bible

And the messengers come to Gibeah of Saul, and speak the words in the ears of the people, and all the people lift up their voice and weep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then came the messengers to Gibeath-shaul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people; and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 11:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 11:4


11:2 Thrust out, &c. - Partly for a reproach, as it here follows; and partly, to disable them. He leaves them one eye, that they might be fit to serve in any mean and base office.

11:5 After the herd - For being only anointed king, and not publickly inaugurated, nor having yet had opportunity of doing any thing worthy of his place, he thought fit to forbear all royal state, and to retire to his former private life, which, howsoever despised in this latter ages, was anciently in great esteem. Good magistrates are in pain, if their subjects are in tears.


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