1 Samuel 15:27

“And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 15:27

And as Samuel turned about to goe away, he laid hold vpon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As Samuel turned to go, {Saul} seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as Samuel turned about to go away, `Saul' laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it rent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Samuel was turning round to go away, Saul took the skirt of his robe in his hand, and the cloth came away.
- Basic English Bible

And as Samuel turned to go away, [Saul] laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.
- Darby Bible

And as Samuel turned about to depart, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.
- Webster's Bible

As Samuel turned about to go away, Saul grabbed the skirt of his robe, and it tore.
- World English Bible

And Samuel turneth round to go, and he layeth hold on the skirt of his upper robe -- and it is rent!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it rent.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 15:27

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 15:27


15:25 Pardon my sin - Neither can it be proved that there was any hypocrisy in this. Rather charity requires us to believe, that he sincerely desired pardon, both from God and man, as he now knew, he had sinned against both.

15:26 I will not - This was no lie, though he afterwards returned, because he spoke what he meant; his words and his intentions agreed together, though afterwards he saw reason to change his intentions. Compare #Gen 19:2|,3. This may relieve many perplexed consciences, who think themselves obliged to do what they have said they would do, though they see just cause to change their minds. Hath rejected thee, &c. - But he does not say, he hath rejected thee from salvation. And who besides hath authority to say so?

15:29 Strength of Israel - So he calls God here, to shew the reason why God neither will nor can lie; because lying proceeds from the sense of a man's weakness, who cannot many times accomplish his design without lying and dissimulation; therefore many princes have used it for this very reason. But God needs no such artifices; he can do whatsoever he pleaseth by his absolute power. Repent - That is, nor change his counsel; which also is an effect of weakness and imperfection, either of wisdom or power. So that this word is not here used in the sense it commonly is when applied to God, as in #Jer 11:1 |- 23, and elsewhere.


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