1 Samuel 9:25
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New International Version
After they came down from the high place to the town, Samuel talked with Saul on the roof of his house.

King James Bible
And when they were come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house.

Darby Bible Translation
And they came down from the high place into the city, and he spoke with Saul upon the roof.

World English Bible
When they had come down from the high place into the city, he talked with Saul on the housetop.

Young's Literal Translation
And they come down from the high place to the city, and he speaketh with Saul on the roof.

1 Samuel 9:25 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Upon the top of the house - All the houses in the East were flat-roofed; on these people walked, talked, and frequently slept, for the sake of fresh and cooling air.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Samuel 9:13 As soon as you be come into the city, you shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat...

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Deuteronomy 22:8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood on your house...

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house...

Nehemiah 8:16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one on the roof of his house, and in their courts...

Jeremiah 19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet...

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew near to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

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The Old Judge and the Young King
'Now the Lord had told Samuel In his ear a day before Saul came, saying, 16, To-morrow, about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over My people Israel, that he may save My people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon My people, because their cry is come unto Me. 17. And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over My people. 18. Then Saul drew
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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

Cross References
Matthew 24:17
Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house.

Luke 5:19
When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

Acts 10:9
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.

Deuteronomy 22:8
When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.

1 Samuel 9:26
They rose about daybreak, and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, "Get ready, and I will send you on your way." When Saul got ready, he and Samuel went outside together.

2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,

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