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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 1 Samuel
Chapter 8
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 8:4
GEB -> Study Notes on 8:4
GUZ -> Commentary on 8:4
JFB -> Commentary on 8:4
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 8:4
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 8:4
TSK -> Entry for 8:4
WEN -> Notes on 8:4
NTB -> Abia; Government; Judge; Ramah; Rulers; Samuel
ATS -> Abiah; Ramah
BED -> Elder; King, Christ as; Spirituality
EBD -> Samuel
HBD -> Abijah; Elder; Ramah; Samuel, Books Of
SBD -> Elder; Ramah; Samuel

1 Samuel 8:4-22 Read Chapter | Discuss these Verses ]
4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 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." 6 But when they said, "Give us a king to lead us," this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 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 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. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do." 10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, "This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle F27 and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day." 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles." 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, "Listen to them and give them a king." Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Everyone go back to his town."

FOOTNOTES:
F26 Traditionally judge; also in verses 6 and 20
F27 Septuagint; Hebrew young men

 
 

Abbreviations Legend:

BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GUZ - David Guzik's Commentaries; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; BED - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary; EBD - Easton's Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; SBD - Smith's Bible Dictionary;

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