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1 Samuel 7:15

    1 Samuel 7:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Samuel was judge of Israel all the days of his life.

    Webster's Revision

    And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

    World English Bible

    Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 7:15

    Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life - Samuel is supposed to have lived one hundred years; he did not begin to judge Israel till he was about forty years of age; and if he was one hundred years of age when he died, he must have been a judge sixty years, and consequently filled that office during the whole of Saul's reign. But that he had been dead before Saul's last battle, is evident from the transactions of that king with the witch of En-dor, and probably not long before. Samuel was the prophet of that time; declared the will of the Lord, and frequently directed both the civil and military transactions of the kingdom. Samuel seems, in many respects, to have been considered the governor of the people, while Saul was only looked on as the general of the armies.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 7:15

    Samuel judged Israel ... - The repetition of the phrase in 1 Samuel 7:16-17, in connection with Samuel's circuit, is a proof that it is his civil judgeship which is meant. The military leadership of course belonged to Saul, when he became king.