1 Samuel 9:14

“And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they went vp into the citie: and when they were come into the citie, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to goe vp to the hie place.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they went up to the city; `and' as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they went up to the town, and when they came inside the town, Samuel came face to face with them on his way to the high place.
- Basic English Bible

And they went up into the city. As they were coming into the midst of the city, behold, Samuel was coming out towards them, to go up to the high place.
- Darby Bible

And they went up into the city: and when they had come into the city, behold, Samuel came out meeting them, to go up to the high place.
- Webster's Bible

They went up to the city; [and] as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.
- World English Bible

And they go up in to the city; they are coming in to the midst of the city, and lo, Samuel is coming out to meet them, to go up to the high place;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they went up to the city; and as they came within the city, behold, Samuel came out toward them, to go up to the high place.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 1 Samuel 9

  • April
    God is our pillars to our foundations we walk upon,HE created man and land AND the Angels and the Heavens,HE of ALL knows that no matter your Size,Age,Family crest or how much land one posses,HE knows what is best at what time and for what,it is only our own foolishness and fleshy ways that prevents ourselves from remembering that we have choices,but he will always be apart or have the VICTORY!!!.
  • Iboro Udoh
    @Tapiwa: In verse 2 (...from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people), this impresses on one that the next tallest person to Saul only reached him at his shoulder level, rather than that Saul had "the longest neck". Bless you.
  • BSP
    In verse 21 we see that King Saul started off viewing himself in a lowly and humble way. This was one of the reasons why God chose him to be king.
  • Blessed moyo
    when the Israelite requested for a king from Samuel, the appointment of Saul was not the best because according to Genesis 49 vs 10, the house of Judah was appointed by God to be the leaders of Israel. soul being a Benjamite , the grace for leadership was not as much upon him as it was upon the descendants of Judah, David and Solomon. His end was not very pleasing
  • Tapiwa
    Kish a rich man, mighty man of power , the asses were not valuable animals, now note that Saul had a long neck for v2 he was taller from the shoulders upward, this means that he had the longest neck....Kish sent saul in e company of the servant,...note also that soul said my father is now worried on v 5.....the quarter of a shekel is that which gave the two the courageto go and see the seer samuel even though it was God 's plan....now the long neck is representing a mystery of the days of grace until the coming back of the head of the church which is Christ, the body is the new testament church in this case,..the asses are the donkeys for they were not animals of such value to the lsrealites but because of the love kish had for the donkeys he had to send his choicest son that non could be compared to him...john 3 v 16 now the servant is Angel Gabriel who came and told mary to her shock that blessed art thou among all woman..Luke 1v 28-29 mary was troubled at this saying...therefore the angel is representing the Kish 's servant, now the period they spent looking for the donkeys represent two things..th ministration of the word in three years of ministry and also the three days and three nights which Christ was at the heart of the world and the quaRTER OF A SHEKKEL REFERS TO THE BLOOD OF CHRIST WHICH HE PRESENTED TO GOD PERFOMING HIS PRIESTHOOD OFFICE DUTIES AS THE LAST PRIEST, BEING GIVEN A HIGH SEAT SOUL IS REPRESENTING CHRIST BEING GLORIFIED ...
  • Ira
    GOD chooses those in authority. When Israel asked for a new king, and rejected GOD they asked Samuel, Samuel asked GOD, and GOD chose Saul. HE is still doing that today.

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