1 Samuel 9:17
New International Version
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, "This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people."

New Living Translation
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said, “That’s the man I told you about! He will rule my people.”

English Standard Version
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.”

Berean Study Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke; he shall rule over My people.”

New American Standard Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people."

New King James Version
So when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, “There he is, the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall reign over My people.”

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man I told you about; he will govern my people."

Contemporary English Version
Samuel looked at Saul, and the LORD told Samuel, "This is the man I told you about. He's the one who will rule Israel."

Good News Translation
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, "This is the man I told you about. He will rule my people."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man I told you about; he will rule over My people."

International Standard Version
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man I told you about. This man will rule over my people."

NET Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said, "Here is the man that I told you about! He will rule over my people."

New Heart English Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Look, the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall have authority over my people."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samuel noticed Saul, the LORD told him, "There's the man I told you about. This man will govern my people."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD spoke unto him: 'Behold the man of whom I said unto thee: This same shall have authority over My people.'

New American Standard 1977
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, “Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spoke to thee of! This same shall reign over my people.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spoke to you of! this same shall reign over my people.

American King James Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, Behold the man whom I spoke to you of! this same shall reign over my people.

American Standard Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, Jehovah said unto him, Behold, the man of whom I spake to thee! this same shall have authority over my people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Samuel looked upon Saul, and the Lord answered him, Behold the man of whom I spoke to thee, this one shall rule over my people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him: Behold the man, of whom I spoke to thee, this man shall reign over my people.

Darby Bible Translation
And as Samuel saw Saul, Jehovah answered him, Behold the man of whom I spoke to thee! this man shall rule over my people.

English Revised Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man of whom I spake to thee! this same shall have authority over my people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, Behold the man of whom I spoke to thee! this same shall reign over my people.

World English Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, Yahweh said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! this same shall have authority over my people."

Young's Literal Translation
When Samuel hath seen Saul, then hath Jehovah answered him, 'Lo, the man of whom I have spoken unto thee; this one doth restrain My people.'
Study Bible
Saul Chosen as King
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.” 17When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke; he shall rule over My people.” 18Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, “Would you please tell me where the seer’s house is?”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:18
Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, "Would you please tell me where the seer's house is?"

1 Samuel 16:12
So Jesse sent for his youngest son and brought him in. He was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him, for he is the one."

Jeremiah 32:8
Then, as the LORD had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and urged me, 'Please buy my field in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for you own the right of inheritance and redemption. Buy it for yourself.'" Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, Behold the man whom I spoke to you of! this same shall reign over my people.

Behold

1 Samuel 16:6-12
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him…

Hosea 13:11
I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

reign over [heb] restrain in

1 Samuel 3:13
For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

2 Samuel 23:6,7
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands: …

Nehemiah 13:19,25
And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day…







Lexicon
When Samuel
וּשְׁמוּאֵ֖ל (ū·šə·mū·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

saw
רָאָ֣ה (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

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

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

told him,
עָנָ֔הוּ (‘ā·nā·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

“Here
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

is the man
הָאִישׁ֙ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of whom
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I spoke;
אָמַ֣רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

he
זֶ֖ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

shall rule
יַעְצֹ֥ר (ya‘·ṣōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6113: To inclose, to hold back, to maintain, rule, assemble

over My people.”
בְּעַמִּֽי׃ (bə·‘am·mî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
(17) Behold the man.--This verse, it must be remembered, follows closely on 1Samuel 9:14, the statements of 1Samuel 9:15-16 being parenthetical. The young Saul and his servant came up to accost the seer on his way to the sacred height; Samuel, at once impressed by the great stature and splendid beauty of the stranger coming towards him, asks his Master silently, "Lord, is this then he of whom Thou whisperest me yesterday, to whom the destinies of Thy people were to be confided?" The words "Behold the man," &c., were the silent answer of God to the silent prayer of His old servant.

Shall reign.--The word "shall reign," which was whispered by the "Spirit" to the listening heart of the seer, should rather have been translated, "shall control," or "shall restrain." It was a word which--looking on to Saul's future reign--represented it as a stern, severe rule.

Verse 17. - Jehovah said unto him. Literally, "Jehovah answered him." When Samuel saw the young stranger, struck by his towering height, he wondered within himself whether this were the destined hero who was to win freedom for Israel. The affirmation, therefore, came in answer to the question asked by his heart. The same shall reign over my people. More literally, the margin, "restrain in," i.e. coerce, control. The A.V., preferring as usual a general to an exact rendering, loses this plain indication that Soul's would be a strict and stern rule. 9:11-17 The very maid-servants of the city could direct to the prophet. They had heard of the sacrifice, and could tell of the necessity for Samuel's presence. It is no small benefit to live in religious and holy places. And we should always be ready to help those who are seeking after God's prophets. Though God had, in displeasure, granted Israel's request for a king, yet he sends them a man to be captain over them, to save them out of the hand of the Philistines. He does it, listening graciously to their cry.
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