1 Samuel 9:11
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English Standard Version
As they went up the hill to the city, they met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?”

King James Bible
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

American Standard Version
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they went up the ascent to the city, they found maids coming out to draw water, and they said to them: Is the seer here?

English Revised Version
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

Webster's Bible Translation
And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

1 Samuel 9:11 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Having been sent out by his father to search for his she-asses which had strayed, Saul went with his servant through the mountains of Ephraim, which ran southwards into the tribe-territory of Benjamin (see at 1 Samuel 1:1), then through the land of Shalishah and the land of Shaalim, and after that through the land of Benjamin, without finding the asses; and at length, when he had reached the land of Zuph, he determined to return, because he was afraid that his father might turn his mind from the asses, and trouble himself about them (the son and servant). מן חדל, to desist from a thing, to give it up or renounce it.

As Saul started in any case from Gibeah of Benjamin, his own home (1 Samuel 10:10., 1 Samuel 10:26, 1 Samuel 11:4; 1 Samuel 15:34; 1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 26:1), i.e., the present Tuleil el Phul, which was an hour or an hour and a half to the north of Jerusalem (see at Joshua 18:28), and went thence into the mountains of Ephraim, he no doubt took a north-westerly direction, so that he crossed the boundary of Benjamin somewhere between Bireh and Atarah, and passing through the crest of the mountains of Ephraim, on the west of Gophnah (Jifna), came out into the land of Shalishah. Shalishah is unquestionably the country round (or of) Baal-shalishah (2 Kings 4:42), which was situated, according to Eusebius (Onom. s.v. Βαιθσαρισάθ: Beth-sarisa or Beth-salisa), in regione Thamnitica, fifteen Roman miles to the north of Diospolis (Lydda), and was therefore probably the country to the west of Jiljilia, where three different wadys run into one large wady, called Kurawa; and according to the probable conjecture of Thenius, it was from this fact that the district received the name of Shalishah, or Three-land. They proceeded thence in their search to the land of Shaalim: according to the Onom. (s.v.), "a village seven miles off, in finibus Eleutheropoleos contra occidentem." But this is hardly correct, and is most likely connected with the mistake made in transposing the town of Samuel to the neighbourhood of Diospolis (see at 1 Samuel 1:1). For since they went on from Shaalim into the land of Benjamin, and then still further into the land of Zuph, on the south-west of Benjamin, they probably turned eastwards from Shalishah, into the country where we find Beni Mussah and Beni Salem marked upon Robinson's and v. de Velde's maps, and where we must therefore look for the land of Shaalim, that they might proceed thence to explore the land of Benjamin from the north-east to the south-west. If, on the contrary, they had gone from Shaalim in a southerly or south-westerly direction, to the district of Eleutheropolis, they would only have entered the land of Benjamin at the south-west corner, and would have had to go all the way back again in order to go thence to the land of Zuph. For we may infer with certainty that the land of Zuph was on the south-west of the tribe-territory of Benjamin, from the fact that, according to 1 Samuel 10:2, Saul and his companion passed Rachel's tomb on their return thence to their own home, and then came to the border of Benjamin. On the name Zuph, see at 1 Samuel 1:1.

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the hill to the city [heb] in the ascent of the city
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Genesis 24:11,18-20 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening...

Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

Judges 5:11 They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water...

Cross References
Genesis 24:11
And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:15
Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, came out with her water jar on her shoulder.

Genesis 29:8
But they said, "We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and the stone is rolled from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep."

Genesis 29:9
While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

Exodus 2:16
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

1 Samuel 9:10
And Saul said to his servant, "Well said; come, let us go." So they went to the city where the man of God was.

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