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The song of Hannah.

I. SAMUEL 2 The wickedness of Eli's sons.

horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is dnone beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 49 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. 8" He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

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9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man pre-t vail.

& 102. 25
& 104. 5.

Ex. 21. 6

& 22. 8, 9.

Ps. 121. 3.

r Jos. 11. 20. 8 Lk. 2. 52. So Pro. 3, 4. Ac. 24. 16.

10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be tbroken to pieces; "out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: "the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalty the horn of his anointed.

11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

12 Now the sons of Eli were "sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

13 And the priest's custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;

14 And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; fall that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.

་། 15 Also before they 9 burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw.

16 And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat 6 presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Ndit but thou shalt give it me now: if not, I will take it by force. 17 Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men kabhorred the offering of the LORD.

So Ps. 2. 9.

u Ps. 18. 13.
v So Ps. 96.
10, 13
& 98. 9.

1 Ki. 13. 1. Ex. 4. 14, 27. ch. 1. 19.

2 Ex. 28. 1-4 a Deu. 13. 13. ch. 1. 3.

6 ch. 14. 3

& 22. 18.

Lev. 10.14,15. Nu. 18. 8-19. d Deu. 32. 15.

Deu. 26. 15

& 33. 27. ver. 32. Ps. 26. 8. ƒ Cp. Lev. 7. 30-34.

Deu. 18. 3.

Cp. Lev. 3. 3, 4, 5, 16 & 7. 23, 25, 31. h Ex. 27. 21 & 29. 5.

Jer. 18. 9, 10. 6 Heb, as

on the day. 1 Ki. 2. 27. Cp. cho 4. 11, 18, 20

& 22. 18, &c. 7 Or, the afflic tion of the tabernacle, for all the wealth which God would have given Israel. Mal. 2. 8. Zech. 8. 4.

18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, "girded with a linen ephod.

19 Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

20 And Elif blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the 2loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. 21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons kdid unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that 3 assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

23 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

24 Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD'S people to 5transgress.

25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, "because the LORD would slay them.

26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.

27 "And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?

28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to 6 wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?

29 Wherefore dkick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, h I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

31 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.

32 And thou shalt see 7an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be lan old man in thine house for ever.

The Lord revealeth himself I. SAMUEL 2

33 And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart and all the increase of thine house shall die 3in the flower of their age.

a ch. 2. 27-36. 1 Heb. beginning and ending. 2 Or, and I will tell him.

3 Heb. men.

34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day theyl shall die both of them."

35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

36 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thine house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into 7 one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

CHAPTER 3

ND the child Samuel ministered unto
And the

AND before Eli.

word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3 And ere "the lamp of God went out Pin the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

713 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

Eze. 7. 3, 8

& 18. 30.

Ki. 13. 3. d ch. 2. 12, 17, 22

40:, accursed. 5 Heb. frowned not upon them. ch. 2 23-25, e ch. 4. 11 1 Ki. 2 35. g Isa. 22. 14. ch. 25. 28. 2 Sa. 7. 11, 27. 1 Ki. 11. 38.

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Ps. 18. 50. Heb. Join. 7 Or, somewhat about the priesthood. 8 Heb. so add. See Ru. 1. 17. 9 Or, word.

P. 74. a

Am. 8. 11.

16 Heb all the things, or, words.

k Job 1, 21 & 2. 10. Ps. 39. 9. Isa. 39. 8. [ Ge, 39, 2. Jos. 6. 27. m ch. 9. 6.

n Ex. 27. 20, 21.

Lev. 24. 2, 3.

2. 3. 10. p ch. 1. 9. 11 Or, faithful. ch. 2. 35.

7 Jos. 18, 1.

rver. 1, 4.
12 Or, came
to pass.
Heb. was.
8 ch. 5. 1
& 7. 12.

t Jos. 12 18.

8 And the LORD called Samuel again 13 Or, the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

22 In that day I will perform against

Thus did Samuel before he knew the LORD, and before the word of the LORD was revealed unto him. 14 Heb. the battle was spread

15 Heb.

array.

u Nu. 14. 44, 16 Heb. take unto us.

v Ex. 25. 22 Ps. 99, 1.

w 2 Ki. 21. 12. Jer. 19. 3.

to Samuel in Shiloh.

Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: 1 when I begin, I will also make an end.

13 2 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not..

14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.

17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and 8 more also, if thou hide any 9 thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.

18 And Samuel told him 10 every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, kIt is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good,

19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was les tablished to be a prophet of the LORD. 21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh "by the word of the LORD.

CHAPTER 4

AND the word of Samuel 12 came to all

AND the roof rael went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.

2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when 14they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the 15 army in the field about four thousand

men.

3 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? "Let us 16 fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of 9Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies,

4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel

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6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.

7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for thered hath not been such a thing 3 heretofore. 8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilder-e

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a Jos. 6. 5, 20.

b1 Ki. 1. 45.

Ge. 35. 17.
Heb. set not

her heart.

2 That is, Where is the glory? or, There is no glory. ch. 14. 3.

Ps. 26. 8.

3 Heb. yesterday, or the

third day.

eh. 4. 1

& 7. 12.

Jos, 11. 22

& 15. 46, 47. 2 Ch. 26. 6. Isa. 20. 1. 1 Macc. 10. 83, 84. Ac. 8. 40. 928a. 10, 12. 1 Co. 16. 13. Heb. be men. h Judg. 13. 1. i Judg. 16. 23, Cp. Isa. 46.

1, 2, 7. k Pa. 79. 60-64

& 19. 8.

12 And there ran a man of Benjamin 2 S. 18. 17 out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and Pwith earth upon his head.

2 Ki. 14. 12. m ch. 2. 34.

upon "CP. Jer.

13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat a seat by the wayside watching for his heart trembled for the ark of God. when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.

And

14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli.

15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old and his eyes 7 were dim, that he could not see.

16 And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?

17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.

5

50. 2.
Eze. 6, 4, 6
Mi. 1. 7.

Heb. died.

6 Or, the fishy part

o So 2 Sa. 1. 2.

Jos. 7. 6.
ver. 18.

ch. 1. 9. r ver. 11.

Ps. 32. 4. a So ch. 6. 5. t Deu. 28, 27. Ps. 78. 66. u So ch. 3. 2 7 Heb. stood. So I Ki. 14. 4. v Jos. 13. 3.

8 Heb. is

the thing.
So 2 Sa. 1. 4.

w ch. 17. 4.

r ch. 7. 13 & 12. 15.

9 Or,

18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and hey Jos. 15. 11. died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years. 19 And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to 9 be de-10 Heb. me, $livered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.

cry out.

to slay me and my. 11 Heb. were turned. 12 Heb. me not, and my,

The Philistines plagued.

20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

21 And she named the child 21-chabod, saying, The dglory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.

22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.

AND

CHAPTER 5

AND the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.

2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.

3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. 4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and "the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold 6the stump of Dagon was left to him.' 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

only

6 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he 'destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

7 And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.

8 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto "Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither.

9 And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.

10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to 10 us, to slay us and our people. 11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay 12 us not, and our people: for there

The Philistines send back I. SAMUEL 5

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4 Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden emerods, and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague was on 1 you all, and on your lords.

5 Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that "mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off "your gods, and from off your land.

i

So Lev. 5.
15, 16.
ver. 4.

g Jos. 15. 11.

Lev. 11. 29. Jos. 13. 3.

ver. 17, 18. j ch. 5. 1. k Jos. 15. 47.

1

Judg. 1. 18.
ch. 17. 4.
Heb. them.
Jos. 7. 19.

n So ch. 5. 6.

2

6 Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he hadr wrought 3wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?

7 Now therefore make "a new cart, and take two milch kine, "on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them:

8 And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which ye return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it away, that it may go. 9 And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Beth-shemesh, then 5 he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us; it was a chance that happened to us.

10 ¶ And the men did so; and took two milch kine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home:

11 And they laid the ark of the LORD upon the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their emerods.

Deu. 3. 5.

Or, great stone. As ver, 14, 15.

q Cp. ch. 5. 6, 9, 11.

ch. 5. 3, 4, 7. 8 So Ex. 8.

3

4

15, 32
& 9. 7, 31
& 10. 1.
Cp. Ex. 19.

21.
Nu. 4. 5,
15, 20.
2 Sa. 6. 7.

Or, reproachfully.

Heb. them. Nu. 19. 2. Cp. 2 Sa. 6. 9. Jos. 24. 19. y Jos. 9. 17. 5 Or, it. a ch. 6. 21.

u 2 Sa. 6. 3.

2 Jos. 15. 10.

b 2 Sa. 6. 3.

c Isa. 55. 7. Cp. Deu. 30. 2-10.

12 And the kine took the straight way to the way of Beth-shemesh, and went along the dhighway, lowing as they went, d Nu. 20. 19.

the ark with offerings.

and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the border of Beth-shemesh.

were

13 And they of Beth-shemesh reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.

14 And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Beth-shemite, and stood there, where there was a great stone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.

15 And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD, and the coffer that was with it, wherein the jewels of gold were, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day unto the LORD.

16 And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

17 And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering unto the LORD; for

Ashdod one, for kGaza one, for Askelon one, for "Gath one, for 9 Ekron

one;

18 And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fenced cities, and of Pcountry villages, even unto the 2great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Beth-shemite.

19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.

20 And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? and to whom shall he go up

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ND the men of a Kirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.

2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts,

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The Philistines discomfited. I. SAMUEL 7

and a Judg. 10. 16.
b Judg. 2. 13.
pre-e Deu. 6. 13
and

then put away the strange gods
Ashtaroth from among you, and
pare your hearts unto the LORD,
serve him only: and he will deliver you
out of the hand of the Philistines.
4 Then the children of Israel did put
away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served
the LORD only.

5 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.

& 10. 20.
Mt. 4. 10.

Lk. 4. 8.
d Deu, 16. 18.

Jos. 15. 28.
Jos. 18. 26,
9 ch. 9. 6
& 12. 17-19
& 15. 11.
h Ex. 18. 21.
¡ Ex. 23. 8.

Sa. 11. 14.
ch. 28. 20

& 31. 13. Ne. 9. 1. Joel 2. 12.

6 And they gathered together to Miz-2 peh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the chil-ch. 1. 19. dren of Israel in Mizpeh.

7 And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.

8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, 2 Cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

9 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the LORD: and Samuel cried unto the LORD for Israel; and the LORD 3 heard him.

10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the LORD 4thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel.

11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth

car.

12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it 6 Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.

13 "So the Philistines were subdued, and they came no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of 1 Samuel.

14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.

15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

m Judg. 10. 10.
1 Ki. 8. 47.

n ver. 19, 20.
Deu. 17. 14.
Hos. 13. 10.
Ae. 13. 21.
1 Heb. was
evil in the
eyes of.
o Ex. 16. 8.
2 Heb. Be

not silent
from us
from crying.
Ex. 14. 14.
Judg. 8. 23.
Or,
answered.
Ps. 99. 6.
4 Or, obey.
ver. 7, 22.

5

Or, notwithstanding when thou

The Israelites ask a king.

CHAPTER 8

AND it came to pass, when Samuel A was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: 5howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and "shew them the manner of hast solemnly the king that shall reign over them.

protested
against
them, then
thou shalt.
9 ch. 2. 10.

28. 22. 14,15.
Ps. 18. 13.
rver. 11-18,
Jos. 10. 10.
Judg. 5. 20.
t Cp. Deu. 17.
16, &c.

ch. 10. 25.

ch. 14. 52.

v Ge. 28. 18.
Jos. 4. 9
& 24, 26.

6 That is, The
stone of help.
ch. 4. 1 & 5.1.
w Judg. 13. 1.
r ch. 13. 5.
y Ge. 45. 6.
ch. 5. 9.

a Ex. 30. 25.

Jos. 15. 11.

e ch. 17. 4.
d 1 Ki. 21. 7.
Eze. 46. 18.

e Ge. 15. 16.

circuited.

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

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.

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

13 And he will take your daughters to be "confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

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

15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to

16 And he went from year to year 7in 7 Heb. and he his 8 officers, and to his servants.
circuit to f Beth-el, and Gilgal, and
Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those
places.

17 And his return was to iRamah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the LORD.

8 Heb.
eunuchs.

f Jos. 16. 2.
Jos. 5. 9.

ch. 1. 19.
Judg. 21. 4.
ch. 14. 35.

h Jos. 18. 26.

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

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

18 And ye shall cry out in that day

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