1 Samuel 10:27 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Samuel 10:27, NIV: But some scoundrels said, 'How can this fellow save us?' They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent.

1 Samuel 10:27, ESV: But some worthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?” And they despised him and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 10:27, KJV: But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 10:27, NASB: But certain useless men said, 'How can this one save us?' And they despised him and did not bring him a gift. But he kept silent about it.

1 Samuel 10:27, NLT: But there were some scoundrels who complained, 'How can this man save us?' And they scorned him and refused to bring him gifts. But Saul ignored them. [Nahash, king of the Ammonites, had been grievously oppressing the people of Gad and Reuben who lived east of the Jordan River. He gouged out the right eye of each of the Israelites living there, and he didn't allow anyone to come and rescue them. In fact, of all the Israelites east of the Jordan, there wasn't a single one whose right eye Nahash had not gouged out. But there were 7,000 men who had escaped from the Ammonites, and they had settled in Jabesh-gilead.]

1 Samuel 10:27, CSB: But some wicked men said, "How can this guy save us? " They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.

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