Psalm 99:6
New International Version
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.

New Living Translation
Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also called on his name. They cried to the LORD for help, and he answered them.

English Standard Version
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the LORD, and he answered them.

Berean Study Bible
Moses and Aaron were among His priests; Samuel was among those who called on His name. They called to the LORD and He answered.

King James Bible
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

New King James Version
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the LORD, and He answered them.

New American Standard Bible
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD and He answered them.

NASB 1995
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD and He answered them.

NASB 1977
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD, and He answered them.

Amplified Bible
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD and He answered them.

Christian Standard Bible
Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also was among those calling on his name. They called to the LORD and he answered them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses and Aaron were among His priests; Samuel also was among those calling on His name. They called to Yahweh and He answered them.

American Standard Version
Moses and Aaron among his priests, And Samuel among them that call upon his name; They called upon Jehovah, and he answered them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those crying his Name, for they called LORD JEHOVAH and he answered them!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he heard them.

Contemporary English Version
Moses and Aaron were two of your priests. Samuel was also one of those who prayed in your name, and you, our LORD, answered their prayers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moses and Aaron among his priests: and Samuel among them that call upon his name. They called upon the Lord, and he heard them:

English Revised Version
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call on his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

Good News Translation
Moses and Aaron were his priests, and Samuel was one who prayed to him; they called to the LORD, and he answered them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses and Aaron were among his priests. Samuel was among those who prayed to him. They called to the LORD, and he answered them.

International Standard Version
Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also was among those who invoked his name. When they called on the LORD, he answered them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moses and Aaron among His priests, And Samuel among them that call upon His name, Did call upon the LORD, and He answered them.

Literal Standard Version
Moses and Aaron among His priests, And Samuel among those proclaiming His Name. They are calling to YHWH, And He answers them.

NET Bible
Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. They prayed to the LORD and he answered them.

New Heart English Bible
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who call on his name; they called on the LORD, and he answered them.

World English Bible
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who call on his name; they called on Yahweh, and he answered them.

Young's Literal Translation
Moses and Aaron among His priests, And Samuel among those proclaiming His name. They are calling unto Jehovah, And He doth answer them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Reigns
5Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His footstool; He is holy! 6Moses and Aaron were among His priests; Samuel was among those who called on His name. They called to the LORD and He answered. 7He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept His decrees and the statutes He gave them.…

Cross References
Exodus 15:25
And Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log. And when he cast it into the waters, they were sweetened. There the LORD made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them,

Exodus 24:6
Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar.

Exodus 28:1
"Next, have your brother Aaron brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, to serve Me as priests.

Exodus 29:26
Take the breast of the ram of Aaron's ordination and wave it before the LORD as a wave offering, and it will be your portion.

Exodus 32:30
The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. Now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

Exodus 40:23
He arranged the bread on it before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded him.

Leviticus 8:1
Then the LORD said to Moses,


Treasury of Scripture

Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call on his name; they called on the LORD, and he answered them.

Moses

Exodus 24:6-8
And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar…

Exodus 29:11
And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Exodus 40:23-29
And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses…

they called

Exodus 14:15
And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

Exodus 15:25
And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,

Exodus 32:11-14
And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? …









(6) Moses.--Better, a Moses and an Aaron among his friends, and a Samuel among them that call upon his name; calling upon the Lord, and he answers them; in the pillar of cloud he speaks unto them. The poet is enhancing the sacred character of the services of his own day by likening the priests and ministers to the sacred heroes of the past, as we might distinguish a period of great scientific achievement by saying, "We have a Newton or a Bacon among us." To make it a mere historical reference, "Moses and Aaron were," &c, would be altogether too abrupt and inaccurate, since Moses was not a khohen, nor did God speak to Samuel in the cloudy pillar. It is true that the present tense is changed in Psalm 99:7 to the preterite, but it is quite natural that the psalmist should glide into the narrative style after the mention of the historical name. The Son of Sirach also makes special reference to the prayer of Samuel (Ecclesiasticus 46:16). Possibly, too, there is an allusion to the meaning of his name, "asked," or "heard of God."

Verse 6. - Moses and Aaron among his priests. Moses, though not called a priest in the Pentateuch, performed many priestly acts, such as sprinkling the blood of the covenant at Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:6-8), setting in order the tabernacle (Exodus 40:18-33), consecrating Aaron and his sons (Leviticus 8:6-30), interceding for the people (Exodus 32:30-32; Numbers 14:13-19), etc. He is therefore, not improperly, here included among God's priests. And Samuel among them that call upon his Name. Samuel was not a priest, but a simple Levite (1 Chronicles 6:16-28). He was, however, a powerful intercessor with God, a righteous man whose effectual fervent prayer availed much. He is united with Moses by Jeremiah, as having weight with God through his prayers (Jeremiah 15:1; see also 1 Samuel 12:19-22). They called upon the Lord, and he answered them (see Deuteronomy 11:19; Deuteronomy 10:10; 1 Samuel 12:17, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Moses
מֹ֘שֶׁ֤ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and Aaron
וְאַהֲרֹ֨ן ׀ (wə·’a·hă·rōn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

were among His priests,
בְּֽכֹהֲנָ֗יו (bə·ḵō·hă·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest

and Samuel
וּ֭שְׁמוּאֵל (ū·šə·mū·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

among those who called
בְּקֹרְאֵ֣י (bə·qō·rə·’ê)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

on His name.
שְׁמ֑וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

They called
קֹרִ֥אים (qō·rim)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and He
וְה֣וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

answered.
יַעֲנֵֽם׃ (ya·‘ă·nêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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