Israel Asks for a King

1 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.a
References for 1 Samuel 8:1
    • v 8:1 - Traditionally "judges"
      2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba.
      References for 1 Samuel 8:2
      3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.