1 Samuel 8:16

16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattlea and donkeys he will take for his own use.

Read 1 Samuel 8:16 Using Other Translations

And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
He will take your male and female slaves and demand the finest of your cattle and donkeys for his own use.

What does 1 Samuel 8:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 8:16

And he will take your manservants, and your maidservants,
&c.] Into his own family, for his own use and service, if he wants them, or likes them better than what he has:

and your goodliest young men:
that are tall and lusty, comely and beautiful, of a proper stature and good aspect; and such in all countries used to be chosen for officers in courts, or attendants there; and so the Turks to this day pitch upon young men to attend on great personages, who are of a comely form, have admirable features, and are well shaped, (See Gill on Daniel 1:4),

and your asses, and put them to his work;
employ them in ploughing his fields, drawing his carriages, or bearing his burdens; and so any other cattle that would serve the same purposes, as oxen, camels

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