New Living Translation
As they were climbing the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water. So Saul and his servant asked, "Is the seer here today?"
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
Commentary1 Samuel 9:11 Parallel Commentaries
He made the camels kneel beside a well just outside the town. It was evening, and the women were coming out to draw water.
Before he had finished praying, he saw a young woman named Rebekah coming out with her water jug on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham's brother Nahor and his wife, Milcah.
"We can't water the animals until all the flocks have arrived," they replied. "Then the shepherds move the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water all the sheep and goats."
Jacob was still talking with them when Rachel arrived with her father's flock, for she was a shepherd.
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father's flocks.
1 Samuel 9:10
"All right," Saul agreed, "let's try it!" So they started into the town where the man of God lived.
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