1 Samuel 10:17

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

Read 1 Samuel 10:17 Using Other Translations

And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh;
Now Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah.
Later Samuel called all the people of Israel to meet before the LORD at Mizpah.

What does 1 Samuel 10:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 10:17

And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord at
] Not that in Gilead, but in the tribe of Benjamin, where the people had been before convened on a certain occasion, ( 1 Samuel 7:5 ) and the people called together could not be every individual of the nation, but the heads and elders of the people, their representatives, and who were summoned by the orders of Samuel; perhaps by an herald making proclamation and cry of the same, as the word signifies; and these were gathered together to the Lord, to have the following affair transacted before him, and under his guidance and direction; the priest perhaps being here with the Urim and Thummim, as Kimchi thinks, and who also conjectures that the ark might be brought hither at this time, the symbol of the divine Presence; though wherever the church and people of God were gathered together in his name, in a solemn manner, there the Lord was.

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