New American Standard Bible
As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going 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?
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
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
He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.
But they said, "We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep."
While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
1 Samuel 9:10
Then 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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