What does 1 Samuel 9:17 mean?
ESV: When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.”
NIV: When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, 'This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.'
NASB: When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him, 'Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people.'
CSB: When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, "Here is the man I told you about; he will govern my people."
NLT: When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said, 'That’s the man I told you about! He will rule my people.'
KJV: And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.
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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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