1 Samuel 7:15--8:1

7:15 So Samuel led Israel all the days of his life. 7:16 Year after year he used to travel the circuit of Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah; he used to judge Israel in all of these places. 7:17 Then he would return to Ramah, because his home was there. He also judged Israel there and built an altar to the Lord there.

Israel Seeks a King

8:1 In his old age Samuel appointed his sons as judges over Israel.

tn Heb “judged” (also in v. 17).

map For location see Map4-G4; Map5-C1; Map6-E3; Map7-D1; Map8-G3.

tn Or perhaps “settled disputes for” (cf. NLT “would hear cases there”; NRSV “administered justice there”).