17 Samuel summoned the people of Israel to the Lord at Mizpah

Other Translations of 1 Samuel 10:17

King James Version

17 And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord to Mizpeh;

English Standard Version

17 Now Samuel called the people together to the Lord at Mizpah.

The Message

17 Samuel called the people to assemble before God at Mizpah.

New King James Version

17 Then Samuel called the people together to the Lord at Mizpah,

New Living Translation

17 Later Samuel called all the people of Israel to meet before the Lord at Mizpah.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 10:17

Commentary on 1 Samuel 10:17-27

(Read 1 Samuel 10:17-27)

Samuel tells the people, Ye have this day rejected your God. So little fond was Saul now of that power, which soon after, when he possessed it, he could not think of parting with, that he hid himself. It is good to be conscious of our unworthiness and insufficiency for the services to which we are called; but men should not go into the contrary extreme, by refusing the employments to which the Lord and the church call them. The greater part of the people treated the matter with indifference. Saul modestly went home to his own house, but was attended by a band of men whose hearts God disposed to support his authority. If the heart bend at any time the right way, it is because He has touched it. One touch is enough when it is Divine. Others despised him. Thus differently are men affected to our exalted Redeemer. There is a remnant who submit to him, and follow him wherever he goes; they are those whose hearts God has touched, whom he has made willing. But there are others who despise him, who ask, How shall this man save us? They are offended in him, and they will be punished.