Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 home to Gibeah, and there went with him some from the army, whose hearts God had touched. 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.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:13

certain men, the sons of Belial, are gone out from among you and have incited the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known,

1 Kings 10:25

And they each one brought his presents each year, vessels of gold and vessels of silver and garments and arms and spices, horses, and mules.

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore, the LORD confirmed the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought Jehoshaphat presents, and he had riches and glory in abundance.

1 Samuel 2:12

But the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they did not know the LORD.

1 Samuel 11:12

Then the people said unto Samuel, Who were those that said, Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men, that we may put them to death.

2 Samuel 8:2

He also smote those of Moab and measured them with a line, causing them to lie down on the ground, and he measured them with two lines, with one to put to death and the other full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's slaves, bringing presents.

2 Samuel 20:1

And a man of Belial happened to be there, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a man of Jemini, and he blew the shofar, saying, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to his tents, O Israel.

1 Kings 4:21

And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines and unto the border of Egypt, and they brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life.

2 Chronicles 13:7

And there are gathered unto him vain men, the sons of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted and could not withstand them.

Psalm 38:13

But I, as a deaf man, that heard not, and as a dumb man that did not open his mouth.

Psalm 72:10

The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Isaiah 36:21

But they held their peace and did not answer him a word, for the king had commanded thus, saying, Answer him not.

Matthew 2:11

And entering into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother; and falling down, they worshipped him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 27:12-14

And being accused by the princes of the priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

Acts 7:35

This Moses, whom they had refused, saying, Who made thee a prince and a judge? the same did God send as prince and redeemer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

Acts 7:51-52

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do ye.

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