1 Samuel 10:27
Good News Translation
But some worthless people said, "How can this fellow do us any good?" They despised Saul and did not bring him any gifts.

Contemporary English Version
But some worthless fools said, "How can someone like Saul rescue us from our enemies?" They did not want Saul to be their king, and so they didn't bring him any gifts. But Saul kept calm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the children of Belial said: Shall this fellow be able to save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents; but he dissembled as though he heard not.

New American Bible
But some worthless people said, “How can this fellow save us?” They despised him and brought him no tribute.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But the children of Belial said: Shall this fellow be able to save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents; but he dissembled as though he heard not.

children

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Heli were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord,

1 Samuel 11:12 And the people said to Samuel: Who is he that said: Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men, and we will kill them.

Deuteronomy 13:13 Children of Belial are gone out of the midst of thee, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, and have said: Let us go, and serve strange gods which you know not:

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Seba, the son of Bochri, a man of Jemini: and he sounded the trumpet, and said: We have no part in David, nor inheritance in the son of Isai: return to thy dwellings, O Israel.

2 Chronicles 13:7 And there were gathered to him vain men, and children of Belial: and they prevailed against Roboam the son of Solomon: for Roboam was unexperienced, and of a fearful heart, and could not resist them.

Acts 7:35,51,52 This Moses, whom they refused, saying: Who hath appointed thee prince and judge? Him God sent to be prince and redeemer, by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the burning bush. . . .

brought him

2 Samuel 8:2 And he defeated Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the earth: and he measured with two lines, one to put to death, and one to save alive: and Moab was made to serve David under tribute.

1 Kings 4:21 And Solomon had under him all the kingdoms, from the river to the land of the Philistines, even to the border of Egypt: and they brought him presents, and served him all the days of his life.

1 Kings 10:25 And every one brought him presents, vessels of silver and of gold, garments, and armour, and spices, and horses, and mules, every year.

2 Chronicles 17:5 And the Lord established the kingdom in his hand, and all Juda brought presents to Josaphat: and he acquired immense riches, and much glory.

Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:

Matthew 2:11 And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him: and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

he held his peace.

Psalm 38:13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.

Isaiah 36:21 And they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king had commanded, saying: Answer him not.

Matthew 27:12-14 And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. . . .

Context
Saul Proclaimed King
26Saul also departed to his own house in Gabaa: and there went with him a part of the army, whose hearts God had touched. 27But the children of Belial said: Shall this fellow be able to save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents; but he dissembled as though he heard not.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:13
Children of Belial are gone out of the midst of thee, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, and have said: Let us go, and serve strange gods which you know not:

1 Samuel 11:12
And the people said to Samuel: Who is he that said: Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men, and we will kill them.

1 Samuel 11:13
And Saul said: No man shall be killed this day: because the Lord this day hath wrought salvation in Israel:

1 Samuel 16:20
And Isai took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid of the flock, and sent them by the hand of David, his son, to Saul.

1 Samuel 25:17
Wherefore consider, and think what thou hast to do: for evil is determined against thy husband, and against thy house, and he is a son of Belial, so that no man can speak to him.

1 Kings 10:25
And every one brought him presents, vessels of silver and of gold, garments, and armour, and spices, and horses, and mules, every year.

2 Chronicles 17:5
And the Lord established the kingdom in his hand, and all Juda brought presents to Josaphat: and he acquired immense riches, and much glory.

Additional Translations
But some worthless men said, “How can this man deliver us?” So they despised him and brought him no gifts; but Saul held his peace.But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace.

But certain worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

But evil men said, Who is this man that shall save us? and they despised him, and brought him no gifts.

But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf.

But certain sons of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

But certain worthless fellows said, "How shall this man save us?" They despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

and the sons of worthlessness have said, 'What! this one doth save us!' and they despise him, and have not brought to him a present; and he is as one deaf.
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