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1 Samuel 8:3

8:3 But his sons did not follow 1  his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice. 2 

1 Samuel 8:5-6

8:5 They said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons don’t follow your ways. So now appoint over us a king to lead 3  us, just like all the other nations have.”

8:6 But this request displeased Samuel, for 4  they said, “Give us a king to lead us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord.

1 Samuel 8:19-20


8:19 But the people refused to heed Samuel’s warning. 5  Instead they said, “No! There will be a king over us! 8:20 We will be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us 6  and fight our battles.”

1 tn Heb “walk in” (also in v. 5).

2 tn Heb “and they turned aside after unjust gain and took bribes and perverted justice.”

3 tn Heb “judge” (also in v. 6).

4 tn Heb “when.”

5 tn Heb “and the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel.”

6 tn Heb “and go out before us.”

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