1 Samuel 8

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