1 Samuel 19:16
Modern Translations
New International Version
But when the men entered, there was the idol in the bed, and at the head was some goats' hair.

New Living Translation
But when they came to carry David out, they discovered that it was only an idol in the bed with a cushion of goat’s hair at its head.

English Standard Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the image was in the bed, with the pillow of goats’ hair at its head.

Berean Study Bible
And when the messengers entered, there was the idol in the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair on its head.

New American Standard Bible
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair at its head.

NASB 1995
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats' hair at its head.

NASB 1977
When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats’ hair at its head.

Amplified Bible
When the messengers came in, there was the household idol on the bed with a quilt of goats’ hair at its head.

Christian Standard Bible
When the agents arrived, to their surprise, the household idol was on the bed with some goat hair on its head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the messengers arrived, to their surprise, the household idol was on the bed with some goat hair on its head.

Contemporary English Version
When the guards went in, all they found in the bed was the statue with the goat hair on its head.

Good News Translation
They went inside and found the household idol in the bed and the goats' hair pillow at its head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The messengers came, and there in the bed were the idols with the goat-hair blanket at its head.

International Standard Version
The messengers went in, and there was the household idol in the bed with the cover of goat hair at its head!

NET Bible
When the messengers came, they found only the idol on the bed and the quilt made of goat's hair at its head.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.

New King James Version
And when the messengers had come in, there was the image in the bed, with a cover of goats’ hair for his head.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his head.

New Heart English Bible
When the messengers came in, look, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.

World English Bible
When the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.

American King James Version
And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.

American Standard Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats hair at the head thereof.

A Faithful Version
And the messengers came in, and behold, the image was in the bed with a pillow of goats' hair for his head.

Darby Bible Translation
And the messengers came in, and behold, the image was in the bed, and the net of goats' [hair] at its head.

English Revised Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at the head thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the messengers had come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goat's hair for his bolster.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And when the messengers were come in, behold, an image was in the bed, with a pillow of goates heare vnder the head of it.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And when the messengers were come in, behold there lay an image in the bed, with a pillowe of goates heere vnder the head of it.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Now whan the messaungers came, beholde, the ymage laye in the bed, and a goates skynne at the heade of it.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And the messengers come in, and behold, the teraphim [are] on the bed, and the mattress of goats’ [hair for] his pillows.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messengers come in, and lo, the teraphim are on the bed, and the mattress of goats' hair, for his pillows.

Smith's Literal Translation
And the messengers will come in, and behold, the teraphim in the bed, and the braiding of goats hair at its head.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the messengers were come in, they found an image upon the bed, and a goat's skin at its head.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And when the messengers had arrived, they found a likeness on the bed, with a goat pelt at its head.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And the Messengers came and behold, the statue was in the bed, and skin of goats its pillow, and they told Shaul

Lamsa Bible
And when the messengers came in, behold, there was an idol in the bed, with a pillow of goat's skin at its head.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the quilt of goats' hair at the head thereof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the messengers come, and, behold, the images were on the bed, and the goat's liver at his head.








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