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1 Samuel 19:20

    1 Samuel 19:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was on the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Saul sent men to take David; and when they saw the band of prophets at work, with Samuel in his place at their head, the spirit of God came on Saul's men, and they became like prophets.

    Webster's Revision

    And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    World English Bible

    Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, the Spirit of God came on the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, the spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 19:20

    The company of the prophets prophesying - Employed in religious exercises.

    Samuel - appointed over them - Being head or president of the school at this place.

    The Spirit of God was upon the messengers - They partook of the same influence, and joined in the same exercise; and thus were prevented from seizing David.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 19:20

    Samuel standing as appointed - Rather, "as Overseer, or leader."