1 Samuel 15:14
Modern Translations
New International Version
But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?"

New Living Translation
“Then what is all the bleating of sheep and goats and the lowing of cattle I hear?” Samuel demanded.

English Standard Version
And Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?”

Berean Study Bible
But Samuel replied, “Then what is this bleating of sheep and lowing of cattle that I hear?”

New American Standard Bible
But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the bellowing of the oxen which I hear?”

NASB 1995
But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"

NASB 1977
But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?”

Amplified Bible
But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?”

Christian Standard Bible
Samuel replied, “Then what is this sound of sheep, goats, and cattle I hear? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel replied, "Then what is this sound of sheep and cattle I hear?"

Contemporary English Version
"Then why," Samuel asked, "do I hear sheep and cattle?"

Good News Translation
Samuel asked, "Why, then, do I hear cattle mooing and sheep bleating?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, Samuel asked, "But what is this sound of sheep in my ears and this sound of cows that I hear?"

International Standard Version
Samuel said, "Then what is this bleating of sheep in my ears and the lowing of cattle that I hear?"

NET Bible
Samuel replied, "If that is the case, then what is this sound of sheep in my ears and the sound of cattle that I hear?"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

New King James Version
But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?”

King James 2000 Bible
And Samuel said, What means then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

New Heart English Bible
Samuel said, "Then what does this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear mean?"

World English Bible
Samuel said, "Then what does this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear mean?"

American King James Version
And Samuel said, What means then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

American Standard Version
And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

A Faithful Version
And Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the flock in my ears? And what is the sound of the herd which I hear?"

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel said, What [means] then this bleating of sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of oxen which I hear?

English Revised Version
And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
But Samuel saide, What meaneth then the bleating of the sheepe in mine eares, and the lowing of the oxen which I heare?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Samuel sayde: What meaneth then the bleating of the sheepe in mine eares and the lowing of the oxen which I heare?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Samuel answered: What crye is this then of shepe in myne eares, and the crye of oxen which I heare?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And Samuel says, “And what [is] the noise of this flock in my ears—and the noise of the herd which I am hearing?”

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel saith, 'And what is the noise of this flock in mine ears -- and the noise of the herd which I am hearing?'

Smith's Literal Translation
And Samuel will say, And what the voice of sheep in mine ear, and the voice of the oxen which I hear?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel said: What meaneth then this bleating of the flocks, which soundeth in my ears, and the lowing of the herds, which I hear?

Catholic Public Domain Version
And Samuel said, “Then what is this voice of the flocks, which resounds in my ears, and of the herds, which I am hearing?”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And Shemueil said to Shaul: “What is this sound of sheep in my ear and the sound of oxen I hear?”

Lamsa Bible
And Samuel said, What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samuel said: 'What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Samuel said, What then is the bleating of this flock in my ears, and the sound of the oxen which I hear?








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