1 Samuel 9:11
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King James Version
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?

Darby Bible Translation
As they went up the ascent to the city, they met maidens going forth to draw water; and they said to them, Is the seer here?

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

Young's Literal Translation
They are going up in the ascent of the city, and have found young women going out to draw water, and say to them, 'Is the seer in this place?'

1 Samuel 9:11 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

the hill...: Heb. in the ascent of the city

Geneva Study 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?1 Samuel 9:11 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
There was a certain Ramah, in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25, and that within sight of Jerusalem, as it seems, Judges 19:13; where it is named with Gibeah:--and elsewhere, Hosea 5:8; which towns were not much distant. See 1 Samuel 22:6; "Saul sat in Gibeah, under a grove in Ramah." Here the Gemarists trifle: "Whence is it (say they) that Ramah is placed near Gibea? To hint to you, that the speech of Samuel of Ramah was the cause, why Saul remained two years and a half in Gibeah." They blindly
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Meditations Before Dinner and Supper.
Meditate that hunger is like the sickness called a wolf; which, if thou dost not feed, will devour thee, and eat thee up; and that meat and drink are but as physic, or means which God hath ordained, to relieve and cure this natural infirmity and necessity of man. Use, therefore, to eat and to drink, rather to sustain and refresh the weakness of nature, than to satisfy the sensuality and delights of the flesh. Eat, therefore, to live, but live not to eat. There is no service so base, as for a man
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 24:11
And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:15
And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

Genesis 29:8
And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

Genesis 29:9
And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

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
Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went unto the city where the man of God was.

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