And it came to pass, when Samuel was old , that he made his sonsjudges over Israel.2
Now the name of his firstbornwasJoel; and the name of his second,Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.3
And his sonswalked not in his ways, but turned asideafterlucre, and tookbribes, and pervertedjudgment.4
Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together , and came to Samuel unto Ramah,5
And said unto him, Behold, thou art old , and thy sonswalk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.6
But the thingdispleasedaSamuel, when they said , Give us a king to judge us. And Samuelprayed unto the LORD.