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1 Samuel

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1 Samuel 1:

Chapter 1:28 Verses

09 1 Samuel

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09-1:1††††† There was a man of one of the two Ramathaim Zophim, of mount Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah the sonne of Ieroham, the sonne of Elihu, the sonne of Tohu, the sonne of Zuph, an Ephrathite:

09-1:2††††† And he had two wiues: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

09-1:3††††† And this man went vp out of his citie euery yeere, to worship and to sacrifice vnto the Lord of hostes in Shiloh, where were the two sonnes of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas Priests of the Lord.

09-1:4††††† And on a day, when Elkanah sacrificed, he gaue to Peninnah his wife and to all her sonnes and daughters portions,

09-1:5††††† But vnto Hannah he gaue a worthy portion: for he loued Hannah, and the Lorde had made her barren.

09-1:6††††† And her aduersarie vexed her sore, forasmuch as she vpbraided her, because the Lorde had made her barren.

09-1:7††††† (And so did he yeere by yeere) and as oft as she went vp to the house of the Lord, thus she vexed her, that she wept and did not eate.

09-1:8††††† Then sayd Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thine heart troubled? am not I better to thee then ten sonnes?

09-1:9††††† So Hannah rose vp after that they had eaten and drunke in Shiloh (and Eli the Priest sate vpon a stoole by one of the postes of the Temple of the Lord)

09-1:10†††† And she was troubled in her minde, and prayed vnto the Lord, and wept sore:

09-1:11†††† Also she vowed a vowe, and sayd, O Lord of hostes, if thou wilt looke on the trouble of thine handmaide, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaide, but giue vnto thine handmaide a manchilde, then I will giue him vnto the Lord all the dayes of his life, and there shall no rasor come vpon his head.

09-1:12†††† And as she continued praying before the Lord, Eli marked her mouth.

09-1:13†††† For Hannah spake in her heart: her lips did moue onely, but her voyce was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had bene drunken.

09-1:14†††† And Eli sayde vnto her, Howe long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy drunkennesse from thee.

09-1:15†††† Then Hannah answered and sayd, Nay my lord, but I am a woman troubled in spirit: I haue drunke neither wine nor strong drinke, but haue powred out my soule before the Lord.

09-1:16†††† Count not thine handmaide for a wicked woman: for of the abundance of my complaint and my griefe haue I spoken hitherto.

09-1:17†††† Then Eli answered, and sayd, Go in peace, and the God of Israel graunt thy petition that thou hast asked of him.

09-1:18†††† She sayd againe, Let thine handmayd finde grace in thy sight: so the woman went her way, and did eate, and looked no more sad.

09-1:19†††† Then they rose vp early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah. Nowe Elkanah knewe Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembred her.

09-1:20†††† For in processe of time Hannah conceiued, and bare a sonne, and she called his name Samuel, Because, said she, I haue asked him of the Lord.

09-1:21†††† So the man Elkanah and all his house went vp to offer vnto the Lord the yeerely sacrifice, and his vowe:

09-1:22†††† But Hannah went not vp: for she sayd vnto her husband, I will tarie vntill the childe be weined, then I will bring him that hee may appeare before the Lord, and there abide for euer.

09-1:23†††† And Elkanah her husband sayd vnto her, Do what seemeth thee best: tarie vntill thou hast weined him: only the Lord accomplish his word. So the woman abode, and gaue her sonne sucke vntill she weined him.

09-1:24†††† And when she had weined him, she tooke him with her with three bullockes and an Ephah of floure and a bottell of wine, and brought him vnto the house of the Lorde in Shiloh, and the childe was yong.

09-1:25†††† And they slewe a bullocke, and brought the childe to Eli.

09-1:26†††† And she said, Oh my Lord, as thy soule liueth, my lord, I am the woman that stoode with thee here praying vnto the Lord.

09-1:27†††† I prayed for this childe, and the Lord hath giuen me my desire which I asked of him.

09-1:28†††† Therefore also I haue giuen him vnto the Lorde: as long as he liueth hee shalbe giuen vnto the Lord: and he worshipped the Lord there.

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1 Samuel 2:

Chapter 2:36 Verses

09 1 Samuel

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09-2:1††††† And Hannah prayed, and said, Mine heart reioyceth in the Lorde, mine horne is exalted in the Lorde: my mouth is enlarged ouer mine enemies, because I reioyce in thy saluation.

09-2:2††††† There is none holy as the Lord: yea, there is none besides thee, & there is no god like our God.

09-2:3††††† Speake no more presumptuously: let not arrogancie come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him enterprises are established.

09-2:4††††† The bow and the mightie men are broken, and the weake haue girded themselues with strength.

09-2:5††††† They that were full, are hired foorth for bread, and the hungrie are no more hired, so that the barren hath borne seuen: and shee that had many children, is feeble.

09-2:6††††† The Lord killeth and maketh aliue: bringeth downe to the graue and raiseth vp.

09-2:7††††† The Lord maketh poore and maketh rich: bringeth lowe, and exalteth.

09-2:8††††† He raiseth vp ye poore out of the dust, and lifteth vp the begger fro the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherite the seate of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lordes, and he hath set the world vpon them.

09-2:9††††† Hee will keepe the feete of his Saintes, and the wicked shall keepe silence in darkenes: for in his owne might shall no man be strong.

09-2:10†††† The Lordes aduersaries shall be destroyed, and out of heauen shall he thunder vpon them: the Lord shall iudge the endes of the worlde, and shall giue power vnto his King, and exalt the horne of his Anoynted.

09-2:11†††† And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house, and the childe did minister vnto the Lord before Eli the Priest.

09-2:12†††† Now the sonnes of Eli were wicked men, and knewe not the Lord.

09-2:13†††† For the Priestes custome towarde the people was this: when any man offered sacrifice, the Priestes boy came, while the flesh was seething, and a fleshhooke with three teeth, in his hand,

09-2:14†††† And thrust it into the kettle, or into the caldron, or into the panne, or into the potte: all that the fleshhooke brought vp, the Priest tooke for himselfe: thus they did vnto all the Israelites, that came thither to Shiloh.

09-2:15†††† Yea, before they burnt the fat, the priests boy came and saide to the man that offered, Giue me flesh to rost for the priest: for he wil not haue sodden flesh of thee, but rawe.

09-2:16†††† And if any man saide vnto him, Let them burne the fatte according to the custome, then take as much as thine heart desireth: then hee would answere, No, but thou shalt giue it nowe: and if thou wilt not, I will take it by force.

09-2:17†††† Therefore the sinne of the yong men was very great before the Lorde: for men abhorred the offering of the Lord.

09-2:18†††† Now Samuel being a yong childe ministred before the Lord, girded with a linen Ephod.

09-2:19†††† And his mother made him a litle coat, and brought it to him from yeere to yeere, when she came vp with her husband, to offer the yerely sacrifice.

09-2:20†††† And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The Lord giue thee seede of this woman, for the petition that she asked of the Lord: and they departed vnto their place.

09-2:21†††† And the Lorde visited Hannah, so that she conceiued, & bare three sonnes, & two daughters; the childe Samuel grewe before the Lord.

09-2:22†††† So Eli was very olde, and heard all that his sonnes did vnto all Israel, and howe they laye with the women that assembled at the doore of the tabernacle of the Congregation.

09-2:23†††† And hee saide vnto them, Why doe ye such things? For of all this people I heare euill reportes of you.

09-2:24†††† Do no more, my sonnes, for it is no good report that I heare, which is, that ye make the Lords people to trespasse.

09-2:25†††† If one man sinne against another, the Iudge shal iudge it: but if a man sinne against the Lord, who will pleade for him? Notwithstanding they obeyed not the voyce of their father, because the Lord would slay them.

09-2:26†††† (Nowe the childe Samuel profited and grewe, and was in fauour both with the Lord and also with men)

09-2:27†††† And there came a man of God vnto Eli, and said vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Did not I plainely appeare vnto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaohs house?

09-2:28†††† And I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my Priest, to offer vpon mine altar, and to burne incense, and to weare an Ephod before me, and I gaue vnto the house of thy father all the offrings made by fire of the children of Israel.

09-2:29†††† Wherefore haue you kicked against my sacrifice and mine offering, which I commaunded in my Tabernacle, and honourest thy children aboue mee, to make your selues fatte of the first fruites of all the offerings of Israel my people?

09-2:30†††† Wherefore the Lorde God of Israel saith, I saide, that thine house and the house of thy father should walke before mee for euer: but nowe the Lord saith, It shall not be so: for them that honour me, I will honour, and they that despise me, shall be despised.

09-2:31†††† Beholde, the dayes come, that I will cut off thine arme, and the arme of thy fathers house, that there shal not be an olde man in thine house.

09-2:32†††† And thou shalt see thine enemie in the habitation of the Lord in all thinges wherewith God shall blesse Israel, and there shall not be an olde man in thine house for euer.

09-2:33†††† Neuerthelesse, I will not destroy euery one of thine fro mine altar, to make thine eyes to faile, and to make thine heart sorowfull: and all ye multitude of thine house shall die when they be men.

09-2:34†††† And this shalbe a signe vnto thee, that shal come vpon thy two sonnes Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall die both.

09-2:35†††† And I will stirre me vp a faithfull Priest, that shall do according to mine heart and according to my minde: & I wil build him a sure house, & he shall walke before mine Anointed for euer.

09-2:36†††† And all that are left in thine house, shall come and bowe downe to him for a piece of siluer and a morsell of bread, and shall say, Appoint me, I pray thee, to one of the priestes offices, that I may eate a morsell of bread.

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1 Samuel 3:

Chapter 3:21 Verses

09 1 Samuel

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09-3:1††††† Nowe the childe Samuel ministred vnto the Lord before Eli: and the word of the Lord was precious in those dayes: for there was no manifest vision.

09-3:2††††† And at that time, as Eli lay in his place, his eyes began to waxe dimme that he could not see.

09-3:3††††† And yet the light of God went out, Samuel slept in the temple of the Lorde, where the Arke of God was.

09-3:4††††† Then the Lorde called Samuel: and hee said, Here I am.

09-3:5††††† And he ranne vnto Eli, and said, Here am I, for thou calledst me. But he said, I called thee not: goe againe and sleepe; he went and slept.

09-3:6††††† And the Lorde called once againe, Samuel; Samuel arose, and went to Eli, and said, I am here: for thou diddest call me; he answered, I called thee not, my sonne: go againe and sleepe.

09-3:7††††† Thus did Samuel, before hee knewe the Lord, and before the word of the Lord was reueiled vnto him.

09-3:8††††† And the Lorde called Samuel againe the thirde time: and he arose, and went to Eli, & said, I am here: for thou hast called me. Then Eli perceiued that the Lord had called the childe.

09-3:9††††† Therefore Eli saide vnto Samuel, Goe and sleepe: and if he call thee, then say, Speake Lorde, for thy seruant heareth. So Samuel went, and slept in his place.

09-3:10†††† And the Lord came, and stoode, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speake, for thy seruant heareth.

09-3:11†††† Then the Lord said to Samuel, Beholde, I wil doe a thing in Israel, whereof whosoeuer shall heare, his two eares shall tingle.

09-3:12†††† In that day I will raise vp against Eli all things which I haue spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an ende.

09-3:13†††† And I haue tolde him that I will iudge his house for euer, for the iniquitie which hee knoweth, because his sonnes ranne into a slaunder, and he stayed them not.

09-3:14†††† Nowe therefore I haue sworne vnto the house of Eli, that the wickednes of Elis house, shal not be purged with sacrifice nor offring for euer.

09-3:15†††† Afterward Samuel slept vntil the morning, and opened the doores of the house of the Lord, and Samuel feared to shewe Eli the vision.

09-3:16†††† Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel my sonne; he answered, Here I am.

09-3:17†††† Then he said, What is it, that the Lord said vnto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from mee. God doe so to thee, and more also, if thou hide any thing from me, of all that he said vnto thee.

09-3:18†††† So Samuel tolde him euery whit, and hid nothing from him. Then hee said, It is the Lorde: let him do what seemeth him good.

09-3:19†††† And Samuel grew, & the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground.

09-3:20†††† And all Israel fro Dan to Beer-sheba knew that faithfull Samuel was the Lordes Prophet.

09-3:21†††† And the Lorde appeared againe in Shiloh: for the Lorde reueiled himselfe to Samuel in Shiloh by his word.

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1 Samuel 4:

Chapter 4:22 Verses

09 1 Samuel

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09-4:1††††† And Samuel spake vnto all Israel: and Israel went out against the Philistims to battel and pitched beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistims pitched in Aphek.

09-4:2††††† And the Philistims put themselues in aray against Israel: and when they ioyned the battell, Israel was smitten downe before the Philistims: who slewe of the armie in the fielde about foure thousand men.

09-4:3††††† So when the people were come into the campe, the Elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lorde smitten vs this day before ye Philistims? let vs bring the Arke of the couenant of the Lord out of Shiloh vnto vs, that when it commeth among vs, it may saue vs out of the hande of our enemies.

09-4:4††††† Then the people sent to Shiloh, & brought from thence the Arke of the couenant of the Lorde of hostes, who dwelleth betweene the Cherubims: and there were the two sonnes of Eli, Hophni, and Phinehas, with the Arke of the couenant of God.

09-4:5††††† And when the Arke of the couenant of the Lord came into the hoste, all Israel shouted a mightie shoute, so that the earth rang againe.

09-4:6††††† And when the Philistims heard the noyse of the shoute, they said, What meaneth the sound of this mightie shoute in the host of the Ebrewes? and they vnderstoode, that the Arke of the Lord was come into the hoste.

09-4:7††††† And the Philistims were afraide, and saide, God is come into the hoste: therefore saide they, Wo vnto vs: for it hath not bene so heretofore.

09-4:8††††† Wo vnto vs, who shall deliuer vs out of the hande of these mightie Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wildernes.

09-4:9††††† Be strong and play the men, O Philistims, that ye be not seruants vnto the Ebrewes, as they haue serued you: be valiant therefore, and fight.

09-4:10†††† And the Philistims fought, and Israel was smitten downe, and fled euery man into his tent: and there was an exceeding great slaughter: for there fell of Israel thirtie thousand footemen.

09-4:11†††† And the Arke of God was taken, and the two sonnes of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas died.

09-4:12†††† And there ranne a man of Beniamin out of the armie, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and earth vpon his head.

09-4:13†††† And when hee came, loe, Eli sate vpon a seate by the wayside, wayting: for his heart feared for the Arke of God and when the man came into the citie to tell it, all the citie cried out.

09-4:14†††† And when Eli heard the noyse of the crying, he sayd, What meaneth this noyse of the tumult? and the man came in hastily, and tolde Eli.

09-4:15†††† (Nowe Eli was fourescore and eighteene yeere olde, and his eyes were dimme that hee could not see)

09-4:16†††† And the man sayd vnto Eli, I came from the armie, and I fled this day out of the hoste: and he sayd, What thing is done, my sonne?

09-4:17†††† Then the messenger answered and sayd, Israel is fled before the Philistims, and there hath bene also a great slaughter among the people: and moreouer thy two sonnes, Hophni and Phinehas are dead, and the Arke of God is taken.

09-4:18†††† And when he had made mention of the Arke of God, Eli fell from his seate backward by the side of the gate, and his necke was broken, and he dyed: for he was an olde man and heauie: and he had iudged Israel fourtie yeeres.

09-4:19†††† And his daughter in lawe Phinehas wife was with childe neere her trauell: and when she heard the report that the Arke of God was taken, and that her father in lawe and her husband were dead, she bowed her selfe, and trauailed: for her paines came vpon her.

09-4:20†††† And about the time of her death, the women that stoode about her, sayd vnto her, Feare not: for thou hast borne a sonne: but she answered not, nor regarded it.

09-4:21†††† And she named the childe Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel, because the Arke of God was taken, and because of her father in lawe and her husband.

09-4:22†††† She sayde againe, The glory is departed from Israel: for the Arke of God is taken.

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1 Samuel 5:

Chapter 5:12 Verses

09 1 Samuel

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09-5:1††††† Then the Philistims tooke the Arke of God and caried it from Eben-ezer vnto Ashdod,

09-5:2††††† Euen the Philistims tooke ye Arke of God, and brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.

09-5:3††††† And when they of Ashdod rose the next day in the morning, beholde, Dagon was fallen vpon his face on the ground before the Arke of the Lord, and they tooke vp Dagon, and set him in his place againe.

09-5:4††††† Also they rose vp earely in the morning the next day, and beholde, Dagon was fallen vpon his face on the ground before the Arke of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and the two palmes of his hands were cut off vpon the thresholde: onely the stumpe of Dagon was left to him.

09-5:5††††† Therefore the Priests of Dagon, & all that come into Dagons house tread not on the thresholde of Dagon in Ashdod, vnto this day.

09-5:6††††† But the hand of the Lord was heauie vpon them of Ashdod, and destroyed them, and smote them with the emerods, both Ashdod, and the coastes thereof.

09-5:7††††† And when the men of Ashdod sawe this, they sayd, Let not the Arke of the God of Israel abide with vs: for his hand is sore vpon vs and vpon Dagon our god.

09-5:8††††† They sent therefore and gathered all the princes of the Philistims vnto them, and sayde, What shall we doe with the Arke of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the Arke of the God of Israel be caried about vnto Gath: and they caried the Arke of the God of Israel about.

09-5:9††††† And when they had caried it about, the hand of the Lord was against the citie with a very great destruction, and he smote the men of the citie both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret partes.

09-5:10†††† Therefore they sent the Arke of God to Ekron: and assoone as the Arke of God came to Ekron, the Ekronites cryed out, saying, They haue brought the Arke of the God of Israel to vs to slay vs and our people.

09-5:11†††† Therefore they sent, and gathered together all the princes of the Philistims and sayd, Sende away the Arke of the God of Israel, and let it returne to his owne place, that it slay vs not and our people: for there was a destruction and death throughout all the citie, and the hand of God was very sore there.

09-5:12†††† And the men that dyed not, were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the citie went vp to heauen.

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1 Samuel 6:

Chapter 6:21 Verses

09 1 Samuel

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09-6:1††††† So the Arke of the Lorde was in the countrey of the Philistims seuen moneths.

09-6:2††††† And the Philistims called the priests and the soothsayers, saying, What shall we doe with the Arke of the Lord? tell vs wherewith we shall send it home againe.

09-6:3††††† And they sayd, If you send away the Arke of the God of Israel, send it not away emptie, but giue vnto it a sinne offering: then shall ye be healed, and it shall be knowen to you, why his hand departeth not from you.

09-6:4††††† Then sayd they, What shalbe the sinne offring, which we shall giue vnto it? And they answered, Fiue golden emerods and fiue golden mise, according to the number of the princes of the Philistims: for one plague was on you all, and on your princes.

09-6:5††††† Wherefore ye shal make the similitudes of your emerods, & the similitudes of your mise that destroy the land: so ye shal giue glory vnto the God of Israel, that he may take his hand from you, and from your gods, and from your land.

09-6:6††††† Wherefore then should ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let them goe, and they departed?

09-6:7††††† Now therefore make a new cart, and take two milch kine, on whome there hath come no yoke: and tye the kine to the cart, and bring the calues home from them.

09-6:8††††† Then take the Arke of the Lord, and set it vpon the cart, and put the iewels of gold which ye giue it for a sinne offering in a coffer by the side thereof, and send it away, that it may go.

09-6:9††††† And take heede, if it goe vp by the way of his owne coast to Beth-shemesh, it is he that did vs this great euill: but if not, we shall know then, that it is not his hand that smote vs, but it was a chance that happened vs.

09-6:10†††† And the men did so: for they tooke two kine that gaue milke, and tied them to the cart, and shut the calues at home.

09-6:11†††† So they set the Arke of the Lord vpon the cart, and the coffer with the mise of golde, and with the similitudes of their emerods.

09-6:12†††† And the kine went the streight way to Beth-shemesh, & kept one path & lowed as they went, and turned neither to the right hand nor to the left: also the Princes of the Philistims went after them, vnto the borders of Beth-shemesh.

09-6:13†††† Nowe they of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheate haruest in the valley, and they lift vp their eyes, and spied the Arke, and reioyced when they sawe it.

09-6:14†††† And the cart came into the fielde of Ioshua a Beth-shemite, and stood still there. There was also a great stone, and they claue the wood of the cart, and offered the kine for a burnt offring vnto the Lord.

09-6:15†††† And the Leuites tooke downe the Arke of the Lord, and the coffer that was with it, wherein the iewels of golde were, and put them on the great stone, and the men of Beth-shemesh offred burnt offring, and sacrificed sacrifices that same day vnto the Lord.

09-6:16†††† And when the fiue Princes of ye Philistims had seene it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

09-6:17†††† So these are the golden emerods, which the Philistims gaue for a sinne offering to the Lord: for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, and for Ekron one,

09-6:18†††† And golden mise, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistims, belonging to the fiue princes, both of walled townes, and of townes vnwalled, vnto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set the Arke of the Lorde: which stone remaineth vnto this day in the fielde of Ioshua the Beth-shemite.

09-6:19†††† And hee smote of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked in the Arke of the Lord: he slew euen among the people fiftie thousand men and three score and ten men; the people lamented, because the Lord had slaine the people with so great a slaughter.

09-6:20†††† Wherefore the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God? and to whom shall he go from vs?

09-6:21†††† And they sent messengers to the inhabitans of Kiriath-iearim, saying, The Philistims haue brought againe the Arke of the Lord: come ye downe and take it vp to you.

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1 Samuel 7:

Chapter 7:17 Verses

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09-7:1††††† Then the men of Kiriath-iearim came, and tooke vp the Arke of the Lord, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill: and they sanctified Eleazar his sonne, to keepe the Arke of the Lord.

09-7:2††††† (For while the Arke abode in Kiriath-iearim, the time was long, for it was twentie yeeres) and al the house of Israel lamented after ye Lord.

09-7:3††††† Then Samuel spake vnto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye be come againe vnto the Lord with all your heart, put away the strange gods from among you, and Ashtaroth, & direct your hearts vnto the Lord, & serue him only, and he shall deliuer you out of the hand of ye Philistims.

09-7:4††††† Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim & Ashtaroth, & serued the Lord onely.

09-7:5††††† And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you vnto the Lord.

09-7:6††††† And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drewe water and powred it out before the Lord, and fasted the same day, and sayd there, We haue sinned against the Lord; Samuel iudged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.

09-7:7††††† When the Philistims heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the princes of the Philistims went vp against Israel: and when the children of Israel heard that, they were afraide of the Philistims.

09-7:8††††† And the children of Israel sayd to Samuel, Cease not to crie vnto the Lorde our God for vs, that hee may saue vs out of the hand of the Philistims.

09-7:9††††† Then Samuel tooke a sucking lambe, and offered it all together for a burnt offering vnto the Lord, and Samuel cryed vnto the Lord for Israel, and the Lord heard him.

09-7:10†††† And as Samuel offered the burnt offering, the Philistims came to fight against Israel: but the Lord thundred with a great thunder that day vpon the Philistims, and scattered them: so they were slaine before Israel.

09-7:11†††† And the men of Israel went from Mizpeh and pursued the Philistims, and smote them vntill they came vnder Beth-car.

09-7:12†††† Then Samuel tooke a stone and pitched it betweene Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name thereof, Eben-ezer, and he sayd, Hitherto hath the Lord holpen vs.

09-7:13†††† So the Philistims were brought vnder, and they came no more againe into the coastes of Israel: and the hand of the Lorde was against the Philistims all the dayes of Samuel.

09-7:14†††† Also the cities which the Philistims had taken from Israel, were restored to Israel, from Ekron euen to Gath: and Israel deliuered the coastes of the same out of the hands of the Philistims: and there was peace betweene Israel and the Amorites.

09-7:15†††† And Samuel iudged Israel all the dayes of his life,

09-7:16†††† And went about yeere by yere to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and iudged Israel in all those places.

09-7:17†††† Afterward hee returned to Ramah: for there was his house, and there he iudged Israel: also he built an altar there vnto the Lord.

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1 Samuel 8:

Chapter 8:22 Verses

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09-8:1††††† When Samuel was nowe become olde, he made his sonnes Iudges ouer Israel.

09-8:2††††† (And the name of his eldest sonne was Ioel, and the name of the second Abiah) euen Iudges in Beer-sheba.

09-8:3††††† And his sonnes walked not in his wayes, but turned aside after lucre, and tooke rewards, and peruerted the iudgement.

09-8:4††††† Wherefore all the Elders of Israel gathered them together, and came to Samuel vnto Ramah,

09-8:5††††† And said vnto him, Beholde, thou art olde, and thy sonnes walke not in thy wayes: make vs nowe a King to iudge vs like all nations.

09-8:6††††† But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Giue vs a King to iudge vs: and Samuel prayed vnto the Lord.

09-8:7††††† And the Lord said vnto Samuel, Heare the voyce of the people in all that they shall say vnto thee: for they haue not cast thee away, but they haue cast me away, that I should not reigne ouer the.

09-8:8††††† As they haue euer done since I brought them out of Egypt euen vnto this day, (and haue forsaken me, and serued other gods) euen so doe they vnto thee.

09-8:9††††† Nowe therefore hearken vnto their voyce: howbeit yet testifie vnto them, and shewe them the maner of ye King that shall reigne ouer them.

09-8:10†††† So Samuel told all the wordes of the Lord vnto the people that asked a King of him.

09-8:11†††† And he saide, This shall be the maner of the King that shall reigne ouer you: he will take your sonnes, and appoint them to his charets, and to be his horsemen, and some shall runne before his charet.

09-8:12†††† Also he will make them his captaines ouer thousands, and captaines ouer fifties, and to eare his ground, and to reape his haruest, and to make instruments of warre, and the thinges that serue for his charets.

09-8:13†††† He will also take your daughters and make them apoticaries, and cookes, and bakers.

09-8:14†††† And he will take your fieldes, & your vineyardes, and your best Oliue trees, and giue them to his seruants.

09-8:15†††† And he will take the tenth of your seede, and of your vineyards, & giue it to his Eunuches, and to his seruants.

09-8:16†††† And he will take your men seruants, and your maide seruants, and the chiefe of your yong men, and your asses, and put them to his worke.

09-8:17†††† He will take the tenth of your sheepe, and ye shall be his seruants.

09-8:18†††† And ye shall crie out at that day, because of your King, whom ye haue chosen you, and the Lord will not heare you at that day.

09-8:19†††† But the people would not heare the voyce of Samuel, but did say, Nay, but there shall be a King ouer vs.

09-8:20†††† And we also will be like all other nations, and our King shall iudge vs, and goe out before vs, and fight our battels.

09-8:21†††† Therefore when Samuel heard all ye wordes of ye people, he rehearsed the in ye eares of ye Lord.

09-8:22†††† And the Lord saide to Samuel, Hearken vnto their voyce, and make them a King; Samuel said vnto the men of Israel, Goe euery man vnto his citie.

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1 Samuel 9:

Chapter 9:27 Verses

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09-9:1††††† There was nowe a man of Beniamin, mightie in power named Kish, the sonne of Abiel, the sonne of Zeror, the sonne of Bechorath, the sonne of Aphiah, the sonne of a man of Iemini.

09-9:2††††† And he had a sonne called Saul, a goodly yong man and a faire: so that among the children of Israel there was none goodlier then he: from the shoulders vpwarde he was hier then any of the people.

09-9:3††††† And the asses of Kish Sauls father were lost: therefore Kish said to Saul his sonne, Take nowe one of the seruants with thee, and arise, goe, and seeke the asses.

09-9:4††††† So he passed through mount Ephraim, and went through the lande of Shalishah, but they found them not. Then they went through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: he went also through ye land of Iemini, but they found the not.

09-9:5††††† When they came to the lande of Zuph, Saul saide vnto his seruant that was with him, Come and let vs returne, lest my father leaue the care of asses, and take thought for vs.

09-9:6††††† And he said vnto him, Behold nowe, in this citie is a man of God, and he is an honorable man: all that he saith commeth to passe: let vs nowe goe thither, if so be that he can shewe vs what way we may goe.

09-9:7††††† Then saide Saul to his seruant, Well then, let vs goe: but what shall we bring vnto the man? For the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is no present to bring to the man of God: what haue we?

09-9:8††††† And the seruant answered Saul againe, and said, Beholde, I haue founde about me the fourth part of a shekell of siluer: that will I giue the man of God, to tell vs our way.

09-9:9††††† (Beforetime in Israel when a man went to seeke an answere of God, thus he spake, Come, and let vs goe to the Seer: for he that is called nowe a Prophet, was in the olde time called a Seer)

09-9:10†††† Then saide Saul to his seruant, Well saide, come, let vs goe: so they went into the citie where the man of God was.

09-9:11†††† And as they were going vp the hie way to the citie, they found maydes that came out to draw water, & said vnto them, Is there here a Seer?

09-9:12†††† And they answered them, and said, Yea: loe, he is before you: make haste nowe, for he came this day to the citie: for there is an offering of the people this day in the hie place.

09-9:13†††† When ye shall come into the citie, ye shall finde him straightway yet he come vp to the hie place to eate: for the people will not eate vntill he come, because he will blesse the sacrifice: and then eate they that be bidden to the feast: nowe therefore goe vp: for euen now shall ye find him.

09-9:14†††† Then they went vp into the citie, & when they were come into the middes of the citie, Samuel came out against them, to goe vp to the hie place.

09-9:15†††† But the Lord had reueiled to Samuel secretly (a day before Saul came) saying,

09-9:16†††† To morow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Beniamin: him shalt thou anoint to be gouernour ouer my people Israel, that he may saue my people out of the hands of the Philistims: for I haue looked vpon my people, and their crie is come vnto me.

09-9:17†††† When Samuel therefore sawe Saul, the Lord answered him, See, this is the man whom I spake to thee of, he shall rule my people.

09-9:18†††† Then went Saul to Samuel in the middes of the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the Seers house is.

09-9:19†††† And Samuel answered Saul,