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1Samuel 8
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Israel Asks for a King

8When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel's leaders.H8050H2204H7760H1121H8199H3478 2The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba.H8034H1121H1060H3100H8034H4932H29H8199H884 3But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.H1121H1980H1870H5186H310H1215H3947H7810H5186H4941 4So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.H2205H3478H6908H935H8050H7414 5They said to him, "You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have."H559H2204H1121H1980H1870H7760H4428H8199H1471 6But when they said, "Give us a king to lead us," this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.H1697H3415H5869H8050H559H5414H4428H8199H8050H6419H3068 7And 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.H3068H559H8050H8085H6963H5971H559H3988H3988H4427 8As 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.H4639H6213H3117H5927H4714H3117H5800H5647H312H430H6213 9Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights."H8085H6963H389H5749H5749H5046H4941H4428H4427 10Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king.H8050H559H1697H3068H5971H7592H4428 11He said, "This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.H559H4941H4428H4427H3947H1121H7760H4818H6571H7323H6440H4818 12Some 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.H7760H8269H505H8269H2572H2790H2758H7114H7105H6213H3627H4421H3627H7393 13He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.H3947H1323H7548H2879H644 14He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.H3947H7704H3754H2132H2896H5414H5650 15He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.H6237H2233H3754H5414H5631H5650 16Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use.H3947H5650H8198H2896H970H2543H6213H4399 17He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.H6237H6629H5650 18When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."H2199H3117H6440H4428H977H3068H6030H3117 19But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a king over us.H5971H3985H8085H6963H8050H559H4428 20Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles."H1471H4428H8199H3318H6440H3898H4421 21When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD.H8050H8085H1697H5971H1696H241H3068 22The LORD answered, "Listen to them and give them a king." Then Samuel said to the Israelites, "Everyone go back to your own town."H3068H559H8050H8085H6963H4427H4428H8050H559H582H3478H3212H376H5892


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