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1 Samuel 16:4

Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem,b the elders of the town trembledc when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?d

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1 Samuel 16:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Samuel did what the Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said, “Do you come peaceably?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Beth-lehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

1 Samuel 16:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

So Samuel did as the Lord instructed. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town came trembling to meet him. “What’s wrong?” they asked. “Do you come in peace?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

So Samuel did what the Lord said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Samuel did what the Lord told him to do. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of Bethlehem shook with fear. They met him and asked, “Are you coming in peace?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And Samuel did that which Jehovah spake, and came to Beth-lehem. And the elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

1 Samuel 16:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Samuel did what Jehovah said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him, and said, Dost thou come peaceably?

1 Samuel 16:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Samuel did what the Lord told him. When he came to Bethlehem, the leaders of the city, trembling with fear, greeted him and said, “May peace be with you.”

1 Samuel 16:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Samuel did what the Lord directed and went to Bethlehem. When the elders of the town met him, they trembled and asked, “Do you come in peace?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

So Samuel did what Yahweh said. He came to Bethlehem, and the elders of the city came trembling to meet him. They said, “Have you come in peace?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Samuel did what the Lord said. He arrived at Bethlehem. The elders of the town met him. They were trembling with fear. They asked, “Have you come in peace?”

1 Samuel 16:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

So Samuel did what the Lord said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, “Do you come in peace?”