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1 Samuel 8 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:1 - It happened, when Shemu'el was old, that he made his sons judges over Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:2 - Now the name of his firstborn was Yo'el; and the name of his second, Aviyah: they were judges in Be'er-Sheva.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:3 - His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:4 - Then all the Zakenim of Yisra'el gathered themselves together, and came to Shemu'el to Ramah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:5 - and they said to him, Behold, you are old, and your sons don't walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:6 - But the thing displeased Shemu'el, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. Shemu'el prayed to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:7 - The LORD said to Shemu'el, Listen to the voice of the people in all that they tell you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:8 - According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Mitzrayim even to this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:9 - Now therefore listen to their voice: however you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the manner of the king who shall reign over them.

Warning concerning a King

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:10 - Shemu'el told all the words of the LORD to the people who asked of him a king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:11 - He said, This will be the manner of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them to him, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and they shall run before his chariots;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:12 - and he will appoint them to him for captains of thousands, and captains of fifties; and he will set some to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and the instruments of his chariots.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:13 - He will take your daughters to be perfumers, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:14 - He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:15 - He will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:16 - He will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your best young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:17 - He will take the tenth of your flocks: and you shall be his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:18 - You shall cry out in that day because of your king whom you shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not answer you in that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:19 - But the people refused to listen to the voice of Shemu'el; and they said, No: but we will have a king over us,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:20 - that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:21 - Shemu'el heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:22 - The LORD said to Shemu'el, Listen to their voice, and make them a king. Shemu'el said to the men of Yisra'el, Go you every man to his city.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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