1 Samuel 9:25 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And when they were come down from the high place into the city, he communed with Saul upon the housetop.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And when they were come down from the high place into the city, [Samuel] communed with Saul upon the top of the house.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
When they came down from the high place into the city, [Samuel] spoke with Saul on the roof.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And when they had come down from the high place into the city, [Samuel] communed with Saul upon the top of the house.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And they came down from the high place into the city, and he spoke with Saul upon the roof.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
And, when they had come down from the high place into the city, he spread a couch for Saul upon the house-top, and he lay down.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And they come down from the high place to the city, and he speaketh with Saul on the roof.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And they went down from the high place into the town, and he spoke with Saul upon the top of the house: and he prepared a bed for Saul on the top of the house and he slept.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And when they were come downe from the high place into the citie, [Samuel] communed with Saul vpon the top of the house.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
And he went down from Bama into the city; and they prepared a lodging for Saul on the roof, and he lay down.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And when they were come down from the high place into the city, [Shemuel] communed with Shaul upon the top of the house.
And when they were come down
A primitive root; to descend
(literally to go downwards
; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall
); causatively to bring down
(in all the above applications).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
from the high place
From an unused root (meaning to be high
); an elevation
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
into the city,
(a place guarded by waking
or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange
; but used figuratively (of words) to speak
; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 2447
; adverb or preposition, with
(that is, in conjunction
with), in varied applications; specifically equally with
; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
Passive participle of H7592
, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites.
Properly the same as H5920
used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the top of the house.
Probably by reduplication from H1342
; a roof
; by analogy the top
of an altar.
1 Samuel 9:25-27
_ _ Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house Saul was taken to lodge with the prophet for that night. Before retiring to rest, they communed on the flat roof of the house, the couch being laid there (Joshua 2:6), when, doubtless, Samuel revealed the secret and described the peculiar duties of a monarch in a nation so related to the Divine King as Israel. Next morning early, Samuel roused his guest, and conveying him on his way towards the skirts of the city, sought, before parting, a private interview the object of which is narrated in the next chapter.
1 Samuel 9:25
Communed Concerning the kingdom designed for him by God.
- And when:
1 Samuel 9:13 As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; [and] afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him.
- the top:
Deuteronomy 22:8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon.
Nehemiah 8:16 So the people went forth, and brought [them], and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
Jeremiah 19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops.
Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
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