Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 8:4-20

Common English Bible

New Revised Standard

1 Samuel 8:4-20

CEB 4 So all the Israelite elders got together and went to Samuel at Ramah. NRS 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, CEB 5 They said to him, "Listen. You are old now, and your sons don't follow in your footsteps. So appoint us a king to judge us like all the other nations have." NRS 5 and said to him, "You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations." CEB 6 It seemed very bad to Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us," so he prayed to the LORD. NRS 6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to govern us." Samuel prayed to the Lord, CEB 7 The LORD answered Samuel, "Comply with the people's request—everything they ask of you—because they haven't rejected you. No, they've rejected me as king over them. NRS 7 and the Lord said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. CEB 8 They are doing to you only what they've been doing to me from the day I brought them out of Egypt to this very minute, abandoning me and worshipping other gods. NRS 8 Just as they have done to me, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you. CEB 9 So comply with their request, but give them a clear warning, telling them how the king will rule over them." NRS 9 Now then, listen to their voice; only—you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them." CEB 10 Then Samuel explained everything the LORD had said to the people who were asking for a king. NRS 10 So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. CEB 11 "This is how the king will rule over you," Samuel said: "He will take your sons, and will use them for his chariots and his cavalry and as runners for his chariot. NRS 11 He said, "These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; CEB 12 He will use them as his commanders of troops of one thousand and troops of fifty, or to do his plowing and his harvesting, or to make his weapons or parts for his chariots. NRS 12 and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. CEB 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, or bakers. NRS 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. CEB 14 He will take your best fields, vineyards, and olive groves and give them to his servants. NRS 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his courtiers. CEB 15 He will give one-tenth of your grain and your vineyards to his officials and servants. NRS 15 He will take one-tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and his courtiers. CEB 16 He will take your male and female servants, along with the best of your cattle and donkeys, and make them do his work. NRS 16 He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle and donkeys, and put them to his work. CEB 17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and then you yourselves will become his slaves! NRS 17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. CEB 18 When that day comes, you will cry out because of the king you chose for yourselves, but on that day the LORD won't answer you." NRS 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day." CEB 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel and said, "No! There must be a king over us NRS 19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, "No! but we are determined to have a king over us, CEB 20 so we can be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us and fight our battles." NRS 20 so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles."