Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?”

King James Version

And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

Holman Bible

Samuel replied, “Then what is this sound of sheep and cattle I hear?”

International Standard Version

Samuel said, "Then what is this bleating of sheep in my ears and the lowing of cattle that I hear?"

A Conservative Version

And Samuel said, What then means this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

American Standard Version

And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

Amplified

But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?”

Bible in Basic English

And Samuel said, What then is this sound of the crying of sheep and the noise of oxen which comes to my ears?

Darby Translation

And Samuel said, What means then this bleating of sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of oxen which I hear?

Julia Smith Translation

And Samuel will say, And what the voice of sheep in mine ear, and the voice of the oxen which I hear?

King James 2000

And Samuel said, What means then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Samuel said, "Then what [is] this bleating of the sheep [that I hear] in my ears and the lowing of the cattle that I am hearing?"

Modern King James verseion

And Samuel said, What then is this bleating of the flock in my ears? And what is the sound of the herd which I hear?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Samuel answered, "What meaneth then the bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the noise of the oxen which I hear?"

NET Bible

Samuel replied, "If that is the case, then what is this sound of sheep in my ears and the sound of cattle that I hear?"

New Heart English Bible

Samuel said, "Then what does this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear mean?"

The Emphasized Bible

And Samuel said, What then is this bleating of sheep, in mine ears, - and the lowing of oxen, which I can hear?

Webster

And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

World English Bible

Samuel said, "Then what does this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear mean?"

Youngs Literal Translation

And Samuel saith, 'And what is the noise of this flock in mine ears -- and the noise of the herd which I am hearing?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמוּאל 
Sh@muw'el 
Usage: 140

of the sheep
צאון צאןo 
Tso'n 
Usage: 274

in mine ears
אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

and the lowing
קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

of the oxen
בּקר 
Baqar 
Usage: 183

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Samuel Announces The Downfall Of Saul

13 And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD; I have performed the commandment of the LORD. 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?” 15 And Saul said, They have brought them from Amalek, for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God, and the rest we have utterly destroyed.


Cross References

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes until his iniquity is found to be hateful.

Psalm 50:16-21

But unto the wicked God saith, What part hast thou to declare my statutes or that thou should take my covenant in thy mouth?

Jeremiah 2:18-19

And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt? to drink the waters of the Nile? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria? to drink the waters of the river Eufrates?

Jeremiah 2:22-23

For though thou wash thee with nitre and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is sealed before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Jeremiah 2:34-37

Even in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents; thou didst not find them in any trespass, but by all these things.

Malachi 3:13-15

Your words have prevailed against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken against thee?

Luke 19:22

Then he said unto him, Out of thine own mouth I will judge thee, thou wicked slave. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that which I did not lay down, and reaping that which I did not sow;

Romans 3:19

Now we know that all that the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may submit themselves unto God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore, judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each one have praise of God.

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