King James Version
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
Now Jehovah had apprised Samuel one 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,
1 Samuel 9:15 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
told...: Heb. revealed the ear of Samuel
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,1 Samuel 9:15 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryRamah. 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.
And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
1 Samuel 9:14
And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.
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.
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