1 Samuel 9:15
New International Version
Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel:

New Living Translation
Now the LORD had told Samuel the previous day,

English Standard Version
Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed to Samuel:

Berean Study Bible
Now on the day before Saul’s arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel,

King James Bible
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

New King James Version
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying,

New American Standard Bible
Now a day before Saul’s coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel, saying,

NASB 1995
Now a day before Saul's coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying,

NASB 1977
Now a day before Saul’s coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying,

Amplified Bible
Now a day before Saul came, the LORD had informed Samuel [of this], saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Now the day before Saul’s arrival, the LORD had informed Samuel,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the day before Saul's arrival, the LORD had informed Samuel,

American Standard Version
Now Jehovah had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord uncovered the ear of Samuel one day before Saul came to him, saying,

Contemporary English Version
The day before Saul came, the LORD had told Samuel,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the Lord had revealed to the ear of Samuel the day before Saul came, saying:

English Revised Version
Now the LORD had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

Good News Translation
Now on the previous day the LORD had told Samuel,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, the LORD had revealed the following message to Samuel one day before Saul came:

International Standard Version
Now one day before Saul's arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the LORD had revealed unto Samuel a day before Saul came, saying:

Literal Standard Version
and YHWH had uncovered the ear of Samuel one day before the coming of Saul, saying,

NET Bible
Now the day before Saul arrived, the LORD had told Samuel:

New Heart English Bible
Now the LORD had revealed to Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

World English Bible
Now Yahweh had revealed to Samuel a day before Saul came, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah had uncovered the ear of Samuel one day before the coming of Saul, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
14So Saul and his servant went up toward the city, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel coming toward them on his way up to the high place. 15Now on the day before Saul’s arrival, the LORD had revealed to Samuel, 16“At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you are to anoint him leader over My people Israel; he will save them from the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me.”…

Cross References
Acts 13:21
Then the people asked for a king, and God gave them forty years under Saul son of Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin.

1 Samuel 9:14
So Saul and his servant went up toward the city, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel coming toward them on his way up to the high place.

1 Samuel 15:1
Then Samuel said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel. Now therefore, listen to the words of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

the Lord

1 Samuel 9:17
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

1 Samuel 15:1
Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.

Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

told Samuel in his ear.

1 Samuel 20:2
And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.

2 Samuel 7:27
For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.

Job 33:16
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,









(15) Had told Samuel in his ear.--Literally, had uncovered the ear of Samuel. The image is taken from the action of pushing aside the head-dress, in order the more conveniently to whisper some words to the ear. This is one of the few more direct intimations in the sacred records of one of the ways in which the Spirit of God communicated Divine thoughts to the human spirit. Here the Eternal Spirit is represented as whispering in the ear of man. "The true spirit of Jahveh (Jehovah), full of compassion, had already on the preceding day whispered to Samuel that for the deliverance of Janveh's people . . . a Benjamite must be anointed king."--Ewald.

Verse 15. - Now Jehovah had told Samuel in his ear. Literally, "had uncovered his ear," as in Ruth 4:4; 2 Samuel 7:27. The phrase is taken from the pushing aside of the headdress in order to whisper, and therefore means that Jehovah had secretly told Samuel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Now on the day
י֣וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Saul’s
שָׁא֖וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

arrival,
בֽוֹא־ (ḇō·w-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had revealed
גָּלָ֖ה (gā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

to Samuel,
שְׁמוּאֵ֑ל (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel


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