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Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 8:1-15

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1 Samuel 8:1-15

NLT 1 As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel. NIV 1 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. NLT 2 Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba. NIV 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. NLT 3 But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice. NIV 3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. NLT 4 Finally, all the elders of Israel met at Ramah to discuss the matter with Samuel. NIV 4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. NLT 5 “Look,” they told him, “you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have.” NIV 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.” NLT 6 Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the LORD for guidance. NIV 6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. NLT 7 “Do everything they say to you,” the LORD replied, “for they are rejecting me, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer. NIV 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. NLT 8 Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually abandoned me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment. NIV 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. NLT 9 Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them.” NIV 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.” NLT 10 So Samuel passed on the LORD ’s warning to the people who were asking him for a king. NIV 10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. NLT 11 “This is how a king will reign over you,” Samuel said. “The king will draft your sons and assign them to his chariots and his charioteers, making them run before his chariots. NIV 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. NLT 12 Some will be generals and captains in his army, some will be forced to plow in his fields and harvest his crops, and some will make his weapons and chariot equipment. NIV 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. NLT 13 The king will take your daughters from you and force them to cook and bake and make perfumes for him. NIV 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. NLT 14 He will take away the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his own officials. NIV 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. NLT 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and your grape harvest and distribute it among his officers and attendants. NIV 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.

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