1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Samuel 8
1 By occasion of the ill government of Samuel's sons, the Israelites ask a king. 6 Samuel praying in grief is comforted by God. 10 He telleth the manner of a king. 19 God willeth Samuel to yield unto the importunity of the people.
8:1 ¶ And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he appointed his sons judges to Israel;
8:2 and the name of his firstborn son was, Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah,they were judges in Beer-sheba.
8:3 Howbeit his sons walked not in his ways, but stooped to extortion,and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
8:4 ¶ So then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together,and came unto Samuel, to Ramah;
8:5 and said unto himLo! thou, art old, and, thy sons, walk not in thy ways: Now, appoint for us a king to judge us, like all the nations.
8:8 According to all the doings which they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt, even until this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so, are they doing even unto thee.
8:9 Now, therefore, hearken to their voice,save that thou, enter protest, against them, and tell them the manner of the king who will reign over them.
8:11 And he said, This, will be the manner of the king who will reign over you,Your sons, will he take and appoint for himself, as his charioteers and as his horsemen, and they shall run before his chariots;
8:12 and he will appoint for himself, princes of thousands, and princes of fifties,and to plough his fields, and to reap his harvest, and to make his weapons of war, and the instruments of his chariots;
8:13 And, your daughters, will he take,as perfumers and as cooks, and as bakers;
8:14 And, your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, the best of them, will he take, and give to his servants;
8:15 And, your seed, and your vineyards, will he tithe, and give to his courtiers and to his servants;
8:16 And, your men-servants, and your maidservants, and your oxen, even the goodliest, and your asses, will he take,and put them to his work;
8:17 Your flocks, will he tithe,and, ye yourselves, shall become his servants.
8:19 But the people refused to hearken unto the voice of Samuel,and they saidNay! but, a king, shall be over us:
8:20 so shall, even we, become like all the nations,and our king shall judge us, and go forth before us, and fight our battles.