1 Samuel 11:6

“And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 11:6

And the Spirit of God came vpon Saul, when he heard those tydings, and his anger was kindled greatly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at their words, the spirit of God came on Saul with power, and he became very angry.
- Basic English Bible

And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.
- Darby Bible

And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit of God came mightily on Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.
- World English Bible

And the Spirit of God doth prosper over Saul, in his hearing these words, and his anger burneth greatly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 11:6

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 11:6


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.

11:7 Sent them - Wisely considering, that the sight of mens eyes does much more affect their hearts, than what they only hear with their ears. Samuel - Whom he joins with himself, both because he was present with him; and that hereby he might gain the more authority. Fear - A fear sent upon them by God, that they should not dare to deny their help. The fear of God will make men good subjects, good soldiers, and good friends to their country. They that fear God will make conscience of their duty to all men, particularly to their rulers.

11:8 Men of Judah - Who are numbered apart to their honour, to shew how readily they, to whom the kingdom was promised, #Gen 49:10|, submitted to their king, though of another tribe; and how willing they were to hazard themselves for their brethren although they might have excused themselves from the necessity of defending their own country from their dangerous neighbours the Philistines.


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