The Judges - 1st Samuel 8

1 Samuel 8:1 And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he  made his sons judges over Israel. 

1 Samuel 8:2 Now the name of  his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah:  they were judges in Beer-sheba. 

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons  walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and  took bribes, and perverted judgment. 

1 Samuel 8:4 Then all the  elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to  Samuel unto Ramah, 

1 Samuel 8:5 And said unto 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.  

1 Samuel 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said,  Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the  LORD. 

1 Samuel 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken  unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee:  for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me,  that I should not reign over them. 

1 Samuel 8:8 According to all the  works which they have done since the day that I brought  them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they  have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also  unto thee. 

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1 Samuel 8:9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice:  howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the  manner of the king that shall reign over them.  

1 Samuel 8:10 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto  the people that asked of him a king. 

1 Samuel 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 shall  run before his chariots. 

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him  captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will  set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to  make his instruments of war, and instruments of his  chariots. 

1 Samuel 8:13 And he will take your daughters to be  confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.  

1 Samuel 8:14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards,  and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give  them to his servants. 

1 Samuel 8:15 And he will take the tenth of  your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers,  and to his servants. 

1 Samuel 8:16 And he will take your  menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest  young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.  

1 Samuel 8:17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be  his servants. 

1 Samuel 8:18 And ye shall cry out in that day because  of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the  LORD will not hear you in that day.   

1 Samuel 8:19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice  of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over  us; 

1 Samuel 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. 

1 Samuel 8:21 And Samuel heard all the words of the  people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.  

1 Samuel 8:22 And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their  voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the  men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.  KJV