1 Samuel 10:7

7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.

1 Samuel 10:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee.
ESV
7 Now when these signs meet you, do what your hand finds to do, for God is with you.
NLT
7 After these signs take place, do what must be done, for God is with you.
MSG
7 "When these confirming signs are accomplished, you'll know that you're ready: Whatever job you're given to do, do it. God is with you!
CSB
7 When these signs have happened to you, do whatever your circumstances require because God is with you.

1 Samuel 10:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 10:7

And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee
And are all fulfilled, especially the last:

that thou do as occasion shall serve thee:
as his circumstances would require, and as he in his great wisdom and prudence, with which he should now be furnished, would see necessary to prepare for his taking upon him the kingdom he was anointed to, and would be in a little time openly chosen to, and invested with. Some understand this of royal ornaments befitting a king, or of preparing arms for the defence of the kingdom:

for God is with thee;
or the Word of the Lord is thy help, as the Targum, and therefore he need not fear engaging in any enterprise that might be for the glory of God, and good of the kingdom.

1 Samuel 10:7 In-Context

5 “After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, timbrels, pipes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.
6 The Spirit of the LORD will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.
7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.
8 “Go down ahead of me to Gilgal. I will surely come down to you to sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, but you must wait seven days until I come to you and tell you what you are to do.”
9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 2 Samuel 7:3; 1 Kings 8:17; 1 Chronicles 22:7; 1 Chronicles 28:2; 2 Chronicles 6:7; Ecclesiastes 9:10
  • 2. Judges 9:33
  • 3. S Joshua 1:5; Judges 6:12; Luke 1:28; Hebrews 13:5