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 1 Samuel 8:1 - 9
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 8
8:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges for Israel.
 
8:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba.
 
8:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But his sons did not walk in his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
 
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They said to him, "You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead F26 us, such as all the other nations have."
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But when they said, "Give us a king to lead us," this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the LORD told him: "Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you.
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F26 Traditionally judge; also in verses 6 and 20

 
 

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