1 Samuel 8

  1 H8050 And it came to pass, when Samuel H2204 was old [H8804]   H7760 , that he made [H8799]   H1121 his sons H8199 judges [H8802]   H3478 over Israel.
  2 H8034 Now the name H1121 of his firstborn H1060   H3100 was Joel H8034 ; and the name H4932 of his second H29 , Abiah H8199 : they were judges [H8802]   H884 in Beersheba.
  3 H1121 And his sons H1980 walked [H8804]   H1870 not in his ways H5186 , but turned aside [H8799]   H310 after H1215 lucre H3947 , and took [H8799]   H7810 bribes H5186 , and perverted [H8686]   H4941 judgment.
  4 H2205 Then all the elders H3478 of Israel H6908 gathered themselves together [H8691]   H935 , and came [H8799]   H8050 to Samuel H7414 unto Ramah,
  5 H559 And said [H8799]   H2204 unto him, Behold, thou art old [H8804]   H1121 , and thy sons H1980 walk [H8804]   H1870 not in thy ways H7760 : now make [H8798]   H4428 us a king H8199 to judge [H8800]   H1471 us like all the nations.
  6 H1697 But the thing H3415 displeased [H8799]   H5869   H8050 Samuel H559 , when they said [H8804]   H5414 , Give [H8798]   H4428 us a king H8199 to judge [H8800]   H8050 us. And Samuel H6419 prayed [H8691]   H3068 unto the LORD.
  7 H3068 And the LORD H559 said [H8799]   H8050 unto Samuel H8085 , Hearken [H8798]   H6963 unto the voice H5971 of the people H559 in all that they say [H8799]   H3988 unto thee: for they have not rejected [H8804]   H3988 thee, but they have rejected [H8804]   H4427 me, that I should not reign [H8800]   over them.
  8 H4639 According to all the works H6213 which they have done [H8804]   H3117 since the day H5927 that I brought them up [H8687]   H4714 out of Egypt H3117 even unto this day H5800 , wherewith they have forsaken [H8799]   H5647 me, and served [H8799]   H312 other H430 gods H6213 , so do [H8802]   they also unto thee.
  9 H8085 Now therefore hearken [H8798]   H6963 unto their voice H389 : howbeit H5749 yet protest [H8686]   H5749 solemnly [H8687]   H5046 unto them, and shew [H8689]   H4941 them the manner H4428 of the king H4427 that shall reign [H8799]   over them.
  10 H8050 And Samuel H559 told [H8799]   H1697 all the words H3068 of the LORD H5971 unto the people H7592 that asked [H8802]   H4428 of him a king.
  11 H559 And he said [H8799]   H4941 , This will be the manner H4428 of the king H4427 that shall reign [H8799]   H3947 over you: He will take [H8799]   H1121 your sons H7760 , and appoint [H8804]   H4818 them for himself, for his chariots H6571 , and to be his horsemen H7323 ; and some shall run [H8804]   H6440 before H4818 his chariots.
  12 H7760 And he will appoint [H8800]   H8269 him captains H505 over thousands H8269 , and captains H2572 over fifties H2790 ; and will set them to ear [H8800]   H2758 his ground H7114 , and to reap [H8800]   H7105 his harvest H6213 , and to make [H8800]   H3627 his instruments H4421 of war H3627 , and instruments H7393 of his chariots.
  13 H3947 And he will take [H8799]   H1323 your daughters H7548 to be confectionaries H2879 , and to be cooks H644 , and to be bakers [H8802]  .
  14 H3947 And he will take [H8799]   H7704 your fields H3754 , and your vineyards H2132 , and your oliveyards H2896 , even the best H5414 of them, and give [H8804]   H5650 them to his servants.
  15 H6237 And he will take the tenth [H8799]   H2233 of your seed H3754 , and of your vineyards H5414 , and give [H8804]   H5631 to his officers H5650 , and to his servants.
  16 H3947 And he will take [H8799]   H5650 your menservants H8198 , and your maidservants H2896 , and your goodliest H970 young men H2543 , and your asses H6213 , and put [H8804]   H4399 them to his work.
  17 H6237 He will take the tenth [H8799]   H6629 of your sheep H5650 : and ye shall be his servants.
  18 H2199 And ye shall cry out [H8804]   H3117 in that day H6440 because H4428 of your king H977 which ye shall have chosen [H8804]   H3068 you; and the LORD H6030 will not hear [H8799]   H3117 you in that day.
  19 H5971 Nevertheless the people H3985 refused [H8762]   H8085 to obey [H8800]   H6963 the voice H8050 of Samuel H559 ; and they said [H8799]   H4428 , Nay; but we will have a king over us;
  20 H1471 That we also may be like all the nations H4428 ; and that our king H8199 may judge [H8804]   H3318 us, and go out [H8804]   H6440 before H3898 us, and fight [H8738]   H4421 our battles.
  21 H8050 And Samuel H8085 heard [H8799]   H1697 all the words H5971 of the people H1696 , and he rehearsed [H8762]   H241 them in the ears H3068 of the LORD.
  22 H3068 And the LORD H559 said [H8799]   H8050 to Samuel H8085 , Hearken [H8798]   H6963 unto their voice H4427 , and make [H8689]   H4428 them a king H8050 . And Samuel H559 said [H8799]   H582 unto the men H3478 of Israel H3212 , Go [H8798]   H376 ye every man H5892 unto his city.