1 Samuel 10:12
Modern Translations
New International Version
A man who lived there answered, "And who is their father?" So it became a saying: "Is Saul also among the prophets?"

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?”

English Standard Version
And a man of the place answered, “And who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

Berean Study Bible
Then a man who lived there replied, “And who is their father?” So the saying became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

New American Standard Bible
And a man from there responded and said, “And who is their father?” Therefore it became a saying: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

NASB 1995
A man there said, "Now, who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb: "Is Saul also among the prophets?"

NASB 1977
And a man there answered and said, “Now, who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

Amplified Bible
And a man from there answered, “But who is the father of the others?” So it became a proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

Christian Standard Bible
Then a man who was from there asked, “And who is their father? ” As a result, “Is Saul also among the prophets? ” became a popular saying.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a man who was from there asked, "And who is their father?" As a result, "Is Saul also among the prophets?" became a popular saying.

Contemporary English Version
"Why not?" one of them answered. "Saul has as much right to be a prophet as anyone else!" That's why everyone started saying, "How can Saul be a prophet?"

Good News Translation
A man who lived there asked, "How about these other prophets--who do you think their fathers are?" This is how the saying originated, "Has even Saul become a prophet?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But a man from that place asked, "But who's the chief prophet?" So it became a proverb: "Is Saul one of the prophets?"

International Standard Version
A man from there answered: "Now who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"

NET Bible
A man who was from there replied, "And who is their father?" Therefore this became a proverb: "Is even Saul among the prophets?"
Classic Translations
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?

New King James Version
Then a man from there answered and said, “But who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

King James 2000 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?

New Heart English Bible
One of the same place answered, "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?"

American King James Version
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?

American Standard Version
And one of the same place answered and said, And who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?

A Faithful Version
And a man from there answered and said, "And 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?

English Revised Version
And one of the same place answered and said, And who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And one of the same place answered, and said, But who is their father? Therefore it was a prouerbe, Is Saul also among the Prophets?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And one of the same place aunswered, and sayde: Who is their father? And therof came ye prouerbe: What is Saul also among the prophetes?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And one yt was there, answered and sayde: Who is their father? Hereof came the prouerbe: Is Saul also amonge the prophetes?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And a man there answers and says, “And who [is] their father?” Therefore it has been for an allegory, “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?'

Smith's Literal Translation
And a man will answer from thence and will say, And who their father? For this it was for a parable, Is Saul also among the prophets?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And one answered another, saying: And who is their father? therefore it became a proverb: Is Saul also among the prophets?

Catholic Public Domain Version
And one would respond to the other, saying, “And who is their father?” Because of this, it turned into a proverb, “Could Saul also be among the prophets?”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And a man answered from there and said, “Who is his father?”, because this was a proverb: ‘Behold, Shaul also is among the Prophets!’

Lamsa Bible
And a man of the same place answered and said, But who is his father? Therefore it became a byword, Is Saul also among the prophets?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And one of the same place answered and said: 'And who is their father?' Therefore it became a proverb: 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And one of them answered and said, And who is his father? and therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?








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