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1 Samuel 10:27

27 lBut the mchildren of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no npresents. But ||he held his peace.

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1 Samuel 10:27 — The New International Version (NIV)

27 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 — English Standard Version (ESV)

27 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 — New Living Translation (NLT)

27 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 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

27 But some rebels said, “How can this man save us?” So they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 10:27 — New Century Version (NCV)

27 But some troublemakers said, “How can this man save us?” They disapproved of Saul and refused to bring gifts to him. But Saul kept quiet.

1 Samuel 10:27 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

27 But certain worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 10:27 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

27 But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf.

1 Samuel 10:27 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

27 However, some good-for-nothing people asked, “How can this man save us?” They despised him and wouldn’t bring him presents, but he didn’t respond. 

1 Samuel 10:27 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

27 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.

1 Samuel 10:27 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 But some worthless fellows said, “How can this man save us?” They despised him and brought him no present. But he held his peace.

Now Nahash, king of the Ammonites, had been grievously oppressing the Gadites and the Reubenites. He would gouge out the right eye of each of them and would not grant Israel a deliverer. No one was left of the Israelites across the Jordan whose right eye Nahash, king of the Ammonites, had not gouged out. But there were seven thousand men who had escaped from the Ammonites and had entered Jabesh-gilead.

1 Samuel 10:27 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

27 However, some worthless men said, “How can this man deliver us?” So they despised him and brought no gift to him, but he kept silent.

1 Samuel 10:27 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

27 But some evil people who wanted to stir up trouble said, “How can this fellow save us?” They looked down on him. They didn’t bring him any gifts. But Saul kept quiet about it.

1 Samuel 10:27 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

27 But certain worthless men said, “How can this one deliver us?” And they despised him and did not bring him any present. But he kept silent.