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1 Samuel 10:12

    1 Samuel 10:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

    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?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And one of the people of that place said in answer, And who is their father? So it became a common saying, Is even Saul among the prophets?

    Webster's Revision

    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?

    World English Bible

    One of the same place answered, "Who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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?

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 10:12

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.
    Proverb - A dark or puzzling saying.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 10:12

    But who is their father? - The Septuagint, in its principal editions, adds ου Κεις; is it not Kish? This makes the sense more complete.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 10:12

    But who is their father - This is a very obscure phrase. If by "father" be intended the head or leader (compare 1 Chronicles 25:6; 2 Kings 2:12) of the prophets, the question means: "What kind of leader can they have to admit such a person as Saul into the company?" Some versions read "Who is his father?" in the sense: "Who would have expected Kish to have a son among the prophets?" (Compare Matthew 13:54-55.)

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 10:12

    10:12 Who is, and c. - Who is the father of all these prophets, among whom Saul now is one? Who is it that instructs and inspires them but God? They have it not from their parents, nor from their education, but by inspiration from God, who, when he pleaseth, can inspire Saul, or any other man with the same skill. And therefore wonder not at this matter, but give God the glory of it. A proverb - Used when any strange, or unexpected thing happened.