1Samuel 8

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(1sa 8:1) And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
(1sa 8:2) Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: {they were} judges in Beersheba.
(1sa 8:3) And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
(1sa 8:4) Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
(1sa 8:5) 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.
(1sa 8:6) But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.
(1sa 8:7) 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.
(1sa 8:8) 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.
(1sa 8:9) 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.
(1sa 8:10) And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king.
(1sa 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} shall run before his chariots.
(1sa 8:12) 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.
(1sa 8:13) And he will take your daughters {to be} confectionaries, and {to be} cooks, and {to be} bakers.
(1sa 8:14) And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, {even} the best {of them}, and give {them} to his servants.
(1sa 8:15) And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
(1sa 8:16) And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put {them} to his work.
(1sa 8:17) He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
(1sa 8:18) 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.
(1sa 8:19) Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
(1sa 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.
(1sa 8:21) And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the Lord.
(1sa 8:22) 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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