1833 Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB)
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 made his sons judges over Israel.
8:2 Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: [they were] judges in Beer-sheba.
8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
8:4 Then all the elders of Israel assembled, and came to Samuel to Ramah,
8:5 And said to him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them out of Egypt even to this day, by which they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also to thee.
8:9 Now therefore hearken to their voice: yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that will reign over them.
8:11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint [them] for himself, for his chariots, and [to be] his horsemen; and [some] will run before his chariots.
8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and [will set them] to till his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
8:13 And he will take your daughters [to be] confectioneries, and [to be] cooks, and [to be] bakers.
8:14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards, [even] the best [of them], and give [them] to his servants.
8:15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
8:16 And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your most choice young men, and your asses, and put [them] to his work.
8:17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye will be his servants.
8:19 ¶ Nevertheless, the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, No; but we will have a king over us;
8:20 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
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