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Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
Judges 6:18 Depart not hence, I pray you, until I come to you, and bring forth my present, and set it before you. And he said...
Judges 13:15-17 And Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, I pray you, let us detain you, until we shall have made ready a kid for you...
1 Kings 14:3 And take with you ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell you what shall become of the child.
2 Kings 4:42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley...
2 Kings 5:5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he departed...
2 Kings 8:8 And the king said to Hazael, Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying...
spent in [heb] gone out of, etc.
there is not We are not to suppose from this that the prophets took money to predict future events: Saul only refers to an invariable custom, that no man approached a superior without some present or another, however small in value. Dr. Pococle tells us of a present of fifty radishes! Other authors mention a flower, an orange, or similar trifles; and Mr., Bruce says, that one who wished to solicit a favour from him, presented him with a about a score of dates! `I mention this trifling circumstance,' say Mr. B. `to shew how essential to human and civil intercourse presents are considered to be in the East; whether it be dates, or whether it be diamonds, they are so much a part of their manners, that without them, an inferior will never be at peace in his own mind, or thing that he has hold of his superior for protection. But superiors give no presents to their inferiors.' Presents then are tokens of honour; not intended as offers of payment or enrichment.
have we [heb] is with us.
Strong's ConcordanceThen said Saul to his servant, But, behold, [if] we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and [there is] not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
Topical BibleBehold Bread Bring Gift Offering Present Sack Sacks Saul Servant Spent Vessels
1 Samuel Chapter 9 Verse 7
Alphabetical: and behold bread bring But can do food For from gift give go God gone have his If in is man no of our present sack sacks said Saul servant shall take the Then there to we what
OT History: 1 Samuel 9:7 Then said Saul to his servant (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa)