Bible: 1 Samuel

(after 960 BCE)

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1 Samuel 8

[1] When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel.

[2] The name of his first-born son was Jo'el, and the name of his second, Abi'jah; they were judges in Beer-sheba.

[3] Yet his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after gain; they took bribes and perverted justice.

[4] Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah,

[5] and said to him, “Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint for us a king to govern us like all the nations.”

[6] But the thing displeased Samuel when they...

Source: New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the...

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