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1 Samuel 8 :: Webster's Bible (WEB)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:1 - And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:2 - Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:3 - And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:4 - Then all the elders of Israel assembled, and came to Samuel to Ramah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:5 - And said to him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:6 - But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us: and Samuel prayed to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:7 - And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:8 - According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them out of Egypt even to this day, by which they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also to thee.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:9 - Now therefore hearken to their voice: yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that will reign over them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:10 - And Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people that asked of him a king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:11 - And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some will run before his chariots.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:12 - And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to till his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:13 - And he will take your daughters to be confectioneries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:14 - And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:15 - And 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 - And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your most choice young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:17 - He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye will be his servants.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:18 - And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen for yourselves; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:19 - Nevertheless, the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; 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 - And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:22 - And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken to their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go ye every man to his city.

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The Webster Bible was translated by Noah Webster in 1833 in order to bring the language of the bible up to date. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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