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1 Samuel 11:4

    1 Samuel 11:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and spake these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So they sent representatives to Saul's town Gibeah, and these gave the news to the people: and all the people gave themselves to weeping.

    Webster's Revision

    Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and spake these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

    World English Bible

    Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and spake these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 11:4

    Then came the messengers to Gibeah - It does not appear that the people of Jabesh-gilead knew any thing of Saul's appointment to the kingdom, for the message is not directed to him but to the people.

    The people lifted up their voices and wept - They saw no hope of deliverance, and they expected that their reproach would be laid on all Israel.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 11:4

    They came to Gibeah on account of the connection between the Benjamites and the people of Jabesh Judges 21.

    In the ears of the people - They did not even inquire for Saul, so little was he looked upon as king. 1 Samuel 11:5 shows how completely he was still in a private and humble station.