What does 1 Samuel 15:14 mean?
ESV: And Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?”
NIV: But Samuel said, 'What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?'
NASB: But Samuel said, 'What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the bellowing of the oxen which I hear?'
CSB: Samuel replied, "Then what is this sound of sheep, goats, and cattle I hear? "
NLT: Then what is all the bleating of sheep and goats and the lowing of cattle I hear?' Samuel demanded.
KJV: And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
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Book Summary:
First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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