Book 9 of 66: 1 Samuel: Chapter 008 of 31

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009:008:001
And it came to pass,
when Samuel was old,
that he made his sons judges over Israel.


009:008:002
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel;
and the name of his second,
Abiah:
they were judges in Beersheba.


009:008:003
And his sons walked not in his ways,
but turned aside after lucre,
and took bribes,
and perverted judgment.


009:008:004
Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together,
and came to Samuel unto Ramah,


009:008:005
And said unto 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.


009:008:006
But the thing displeased Samuel,
when they said,
Give us a king to judge us.
And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.


009:008:007
And the LORD said unto Samuel,
Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee:
for they have not rejected thee,
but they have rejected me,
that I should not reign over them.


009:008:008
According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day,
wherewith they have forsaken me,
and served other gods,
so do they also unto thee.


009:008:009
Now therefore hearken unto their voice:
howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them,
and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.


009:008:010
And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.


009:008:011
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 shall run before his chariots.


009:008:012
And he will appoint him captains over thousands,
and captains over fifties;
and will set them to ear his ground,
and to reap his harvest,
and to make his instruments of war,
and instruments of his chariots.


009:008:013
And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries,
and to be cooks,
and to be bakers.


009:008:014
And he will take your fields,
and your vineyards,
and your oliveyards,
even the best of them,
and give them to his servants.


009:008:015
And he will take the tenth of your seed,
and of your vineyards,
and give to his officers,
and to his servants.


009:008:016
And he will take your menservants,
and your maidservants,
and your goodliest young men,
and your asses,
and put them to his work.


009:008:017
He will take the tenth of your sheep:
and ye shall be his servants.


009:008:018
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you;
and the LORD will not hear you in that day.


009:008:019
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel;
and they said,
Nay;
but we will have a king over us;


009:008:020
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.


009:008:021
And Samuel heard all the words of the people,
and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.


009:008:022
And the LORD said to Samuel,
Hearken unto their voice,
and make them a king.
And Samuel said unto the men of Israel,
Go ye every man unto his city.


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