1 Samuel 9:17
Modern Translations
New International Version
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, "This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people."

New Living Translation
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said, “That’s the man I told you about! He will rule my people.”

English Standard Version
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.”

Berean Study Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke; he shall rule over My people.”

New American Standard Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, “Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people.”

NASB 1995
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people."

NASB 1977
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, “Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people.”

Amplified Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, “There is the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall rule over My people [as their king].”

Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man I told you about; he will govern my people.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man I told you about; he will rule over My people."

Contemporary English Version
Samuel looked at Saul, and the LORD told Samuel, "This is the man I told you about. He's the one who will rule Israel."

Good News Translation
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, "This is the man I told you about. He will rule my people."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samuel noticed Saul, the LORD told him, "There's the man I told you about. This man will govern my people."

International Standard Version
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, "Here is the man I told you about. This man will rule over my people."

NET Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said, "Here is the man that I told you about! He will rule over my people."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

New King James Version
So when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, “There he is, the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall reign over My people.”

King James 2000 Bible
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spoke to you of! this same shall reign over my people.

New Heart English Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Look, the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall have authority over my people."

World English Bible
When Samuel saw Saul, Yahweh said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! this same shall have authority over my people."

American King James Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, Behold the man whom I spoke to you of! this same shall reign over my people.

American Standard Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, Jehovah said unto him, Behold, the man of whom I spake to thee! this same shall have authority over my people.

A Faithful Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Behold the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall reign over My people."

Darby Bible Translation
And as Samuel saw Saul, Jehovah answered him, Behold the man of whom I spoke to thee! this man shall rule over my people.

English Revised Version
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man of whom I spake to thee! this same shall have authority over my people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, Behold the man of whom I spoke to thee! this same shall reign over my people.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
When Samuel therefore sawe Saul, the Lord answered him, See, this is the man whom I spake to thee of, he shall rule my people.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
When Samuel therfore sawe Saul, the Lorde aunswered him: See, this is the man whom I spake to thee of, this same shall raigne ouer my people.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Now whan Samuel behelde Saul, the LORDE answered him: lo, yt is the man of whom I tolde the, that he shulde raigne ouer my people.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
When Samuel has seen Saul, then YHWH has answered him, “Behold, the man of whom I have spoken to you; this [one] restrains My people.”

Young's Literal Translation
When Samuel hath seen Saul, then hath Jehovah answered him, 'Lo, the man of whom I have spoken unto thee; this one doth restrain My people.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And Samuel saw Saul, and Jehovah answered him, Behold the man that I said to thee, He shall rule over my people.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him: Behold the man, of whom I spoke to thee, this man shall reign over my people.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And when Samuel had caught sight of Saul, the Lord said to him: “Behold, the man about whom I spoke to you. This one shall rule over my people.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And Shemueil saw Shaul whom LORD JEHOVAH had chosen, and LORD JEHOVAH said to Shemueil: “Behold, the man of whom I said to you, ‘This one shall rule over my people’”

Lamsa Bible
And when Samuel saw Saul, whom the LORD had chosen, then the LORD said to Samuel, Behold the man of whom I spoke to you! This man shall reign over my people.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD spoke unto him: 'Behold the man of whom I said unto thee: This same shall have authority over My people.'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Samuel looked upon Saul, and the Lord answered him, Behold the man of whom I spoke to thee, this one shall rule over my people.








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