Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

But some troublemakers said, "How can this man deliver us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

But some worthless men said, “How can this man save and rescue us?” And they regarded Saul with contempt and did not bring him a gift. But he ignored the insult and kept silent.

Bible in Basic English

But certain good-for-nothing persons said, How is this man to be our saviour? And having no respect for him, they gave him no offering.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And the sons of Belial said, What shall this save us? And they will despise him and will not bring him a gift; and he will be as keeping silence.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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.

Modern King James verseion

But the sons of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no present. But he was silent.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the children of Belial said, "How shall he save us?" And despised him and brought him not presents. And he made as though he had not heard it.

NET Bible

But some wicked men said, "How can this man save us?" They despised him and did not even bring him a gift. But Saul said nothing about it.

New Heart English Bible

But certain worthless fellows said, "How shall this man save us?" They despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace. Now Nahash, king of the Ammonites, was severely oppressing the Gadites and the Reubenites. He put out the right eye of all of them, and he would not allow anyone to rescue Israel. Not one was left of the children of Israel beyond the Jordan whose right eye Nahash, king of the Ammonites, did not put out, except for seven thousand men who had escaped from the Ammonites and went to Jabesh Gilead.

The Emphasized Bible

But, abandoned men, said - How can this one save us? So they treated him with contempt, and brought him no present, - but he was as one that was deaf.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

and the sons of worthlessness have said, 'What! this one doth save us!' and they despise him, and have not brought to him a present; and he is as one deaf.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of Belial
בּליּעל 
B@liya`al 
Usage: 27

בּזה 
Bazah 
Usage: 42

him, and brought

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

מנחה 
Minchah 
Usage: 211

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Saul Becomes King

26 And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah, and mighty men went with him, whose hearts God had touched. 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.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:13

Certain base fellows have gone out from the midst of thee, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known,

1 Kings 10:25

And every man brought his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore LORD established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat tribute, and he had riches and honor in abundance.

1 Samuel 2:12

Now the sons of Eli were base men; they knew not LORD.

1 Samuel 11:12

And the people said to Samuel, Who is he who said, Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men that we may put them to death.

2 Samuel 8:2

And he smote Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lay down on the ground. And he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

2 Samuel 20:1

And there happened to be there a base fellow whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite. And he blew the trumpet, and said, We have no portion in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to his te

1 Kings 4:21

And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. They brought tribute, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

2 Chronicles 13:7

And there were gathered to him worthless men, base fellows, who strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon when Rehoboam was young and tender-hearted, and could not withstand them.

Psalm 38:13

But I, as a deaf man, hear not. And I am as a mute man who opens not his mouth.

Psalm 72:10

The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Isaiah 36:21

But they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Matthew 2:11

And having come into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and having fallen down, they worshiped him. And having opened their treasures, they brought to him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 27:12-14

And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Acts 7:35

This Moses whom they refused, having said, Who appointed thee a ruler and a judge? This man God sent, a ruler and a liberator by the hand of the heavenly agent who appeared to him in the bush.

Acts 7:51-52

Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers, ye also.

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