New Living Translation
And one of those standing there said, "Can anyone become a prophet, no matter who his father is?" So that is the origin of the saying "Is even Saul a prophet?"
King James Bible
And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?
Darby Bible Translation
And a man of that place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?
World English Bible
One of the same place answered, "Who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
Young's Literal Translation
And a man thence answereth and saith, 'And who is their father?' therefore it hath been for a simile, 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:12 Who is, and c. - Who is the father of all these prophets, among whom Saul now is one? Who is it that instructs and inspires them but God? They have it not from their parents, nor from their education, but by inspiration from God, who, when he pleaseth, can inspire Saul, or any other man with the same skill. And therefore wonder not at this matter, but give God the glory of it. A proverb - Used when any strange, or unexpected thing happened.
LibraryLetter xxii (Circa A. D. 1129) to Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas
To Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas Bernard consoles him under the persecution of which he is the object. The most pious endeavours do not always have the desired success. What line of conduct ought to be followed towards his inferiors by a prelate who is desirous of stricter discipline. 1. I have learned with much pain by your letter the persecution that you are enduring for the sake of righteousness, and although the consolation given you by Christ in the promise of His kingdom may suffice amply for …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
Blessed are they that Mourn
And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, too little to be among the thousands of Judah
1 Samuel 10:13
When Saul had finished prophesying, he went up to the place of worship.
1 Samuel 19:23
But on the way to Naioth in Ramah the Spirit of God came even upon Saul, and he, too, began to prophesy all the way to Naioth!
1 Samuel 19:24
He tore off his clothes and lay naked on the ground all day and all night, prophesying in the presence of Samuel. The people who were watching exclaimed, "What? Is even Saul a prophet?"
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