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Chapter 1:28 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-1:1 And there is a certain man of Ramathaim-Zophim, of the hill-country of Ephraim, and his name is Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, and Ephrathite,
09-1:2 and he hath two wives, the name of the one is Hannah, and the name of the second Peninnah, and Peninnah hath children, and Hannah hath no children.
09-1:3 And that man hath gone up out of his city from time to time, to bow himself, and to sacrifice, before Jehovah of Hosts, in Shiloh, and there are two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, priests to Jehovah.
09-1:4 And the day cometh, and Elkanah sacrificeth, and he hath given to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions,
09-1:5 and to Hannah he giveth a certain portion--double, for he hath loved Hannah, and Jehovah hath shut her womb;
09-1:6 and her adversity hath also provoked her greatly, so as to make her tremble, for Jehovah hath shut up her womb.
09-1:7 And so he doth year by year, from the time of her going up into the house of Jehovah, so it provoketh her, and she weepeth, and doth not eat.
09-1:8 And Elkanah her husband saith to her, `Hannah, why weepest thou? and why dost thou not eat? and why is thy heart afflicted? am I not better to thee than ten sons?'
09-1:9 And Hannah riseth after eating in Shiloh, and after drinking, and Eli the priest is sitting on the throne by the side-post of the temple of Jehovah.
09-1:10 And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
09-1:11 and voweth a vow, and saith, `Jehovah of Hosts, if Thou dost certainly look on the affliction of Thy handmaid, and hast remembered me, and dost not forget Thy handmaid, and hast given to Thy handmaid seed of men--then I have given him to Jehovah all days of his life, and a razor doth not go up upon his head.'
09-1:12 And it hath been, when she multiplied praying before Jehovah, that Eli is watching her mouth,
09-1:13 and Hannah, she is speaking to her heart, only her lips are moving, and her voice is not heard, and Eli reckoneth her to be drunken.
09-1:14 And Eli saith unto her, `Until when are thou drunken? turn aside thy wine from thee.'
09-1:15 And Hannah answereth and saith, `No, my lord, A woman sharply pained in spirit I am , and wine and strong drink I have not drunk, and I pour out my soul before Jehovah;
09-1:16 put not thy handmaid before a daughter of worthlessness, for from the abundance of my meditation, and of my provocation, I have spoken hitherto.'
09-1:17 And Eli answereth and saith, `Go in peace, and the God of Israel doth give thy petition which thou hast asked of Him.'
09-1:18 And she saith, `Let thy handmaid find grace in thine eyes;' and the woman goeth on her way, and eateth, and her countenance hath not been sad for it any more.
09-1:19 And they rise early in the morning, and bow themselves before Jehovah, and turn back, and come in unto their house in Ramah, and Elkanah knoweth Hannah his wife, and Jehovah remembereth her;
09-1:20 and it cometh to pass, at the revolution of the days, that Hannah conceiveth, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Samuel, `for, from Jehovah I have asked him.'
09-1:21 And the man Elkanah goeth up, and all his house, to sacrifice to Jehovah the sacrifice of the days, and his vow.
09-1:22 And Hannah hath not gone up, for she said to her husband, `Till the youth is weaned--then I have brought him in, and he hath appeared before the face of Jehovah, and dwelt there--unto the age.'
09-1:23 And Elkanah her husband saith to her, `Do that which is good in thine eyes; abide till thy weaning him; only, Jehovah establish His word;' and the woman abideth and suckleth her son till she hath weaned him,
09-1:24 and she causeth him to go up with her when she hath weaned him, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and she bringeth him into the house of Jehovah at Shiloh, and the youth is but a youth.
09-1:25 And they slaughter the bullock, and bring in the youth unto Eli,
09-1:26 and she saith, `O, my lord, thy soul liveth! my lord, I am the woman who stood with thee in this place , to pray unto Jehovah;
09-1:27 for this youth I prayed, and Jehovah doth give to me my petition which I asked of Him;
09-1:28 and also I have caused him to be asked for Jehovah, all the days that he hath lived--he is asked for Jehovah;' and he boweth himself there before Jehovah.
1 Samuel 2:
Chapter 2:36 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-2:1 And Hannah prayeth, and saith: `My heart hath exulted in Jehovah, My horn hath been high in Jehovah, My mouth hath been large over mine enemies, For I have rejoiced in Thy salvation.
09-2:2 There is none holy like Jehovah, For there is none save Thee, And there is no rock like our God.
09-2:3 Ye multiply not--ye speak haughtily--The old saying goeth out from your mouth, For a God of knowledge is Jehovah, And by Him actions are weighed.
09-2:4 Bows of the mighty are broken, And the stumbling have girded on strength.
09-2:5 The satiated for bread hired themselves, And the hungry have ceased. While the barren hath borne seven, And she abounding with sons hath languished.
09-2:6 Jehovah putteth to death, and keepeth alive, He bringeth down to Sheol, and bringeth up.
09-2:7 Jehovah dispossesseth, and He maketh rich, He maketh low, yea, He maketh high.
09-2:8 He raiseth from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He lifteth up the needy, To cause them to sit with nobles, Yea, a throne of honour He doth cause them to inherit, For to Jehovah are the fixtures of earth, And He setteth on them the habitable world.
09-2:9 The feet of His saints He keepeth, And the wicked in darkness are silent, For not by power doth man become mighty.
09-2:10 Jehovah--broken down are His adversaries, Against them in the heavens He thundereth: Jehovah judgeth the ends of earth, And giveth strength to His king, And exalteth the horn of His anointed.'
09-2:11 And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;
09-2:12 and the sons of Eli are sons of worthlessness, they have not known Jehovah.
09-2:13 And the custom of the priests with the people is : any man sacrificing a sacrifice--then hath the servant of the priest come in when the flesh is boiling, and the hook of three teeth in his hand,
09-2:14 and hath struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the hook bringeth up doth the priest take for himself; thus they do to all Israel who are coming in, there, in Shiloh.
09-2:15 Also before they make perfume with the fat--then hath the priest's servant come in, and said to the man who is sacrificing, `Give flesh to roast for the priest, and he doth not take of thee flesh boiled, but raw;'
09-2:16 and the man saith unto him, `Let them surely make a perfume (as to-day) with the fat, then take to thee as thy soul desireth;' and he hath said to him, `Surely now thou dost give; and if not--I have taken by strength.'
09-2:17 And the sin of the young men is very great in the presence of Jehovah, for the men have despised the offering of Jehovah.
09-2:18 And Samuel is ministering in the presence of Jehovah, a youth girt with an ephod of linen;
09-2:19 and a small upper coat doth his mother make to him, and she hath brought it up to him from time to time, in her coming up with her husband to sacrifice the sacrifice of the time.
09-2:20 And Eli blessed Elkanah, and his wife, and said, `Jehovah doth appoint for thee seed of this woman, for the petition which she asked for Jehovah;' and they have gone to their place.
09-2:21 When Jehovah hath looked after Hannah, then she conceiveth and beareth three sons and two daughters; and the youth Samuel groweth up with Jehovah.
09-2:22 And Eli is very old, and hath heard all that his sons do to all Israel, and how that they lie with the women who are assembling at the opening of the tent of meeting,
09-2:23 and he saith to them, `Why do ye things like these? for I am hearing of your evil words from all the people--these!
09-2:24 Nay, my sons; for the report which I am hearing is not good causing the people of Jehovah to transgress. --
09-2:25 If a man sin against a man, then hath God judged him; but if against Jehovah a man sin, who doth pray for him?' and they hearken not to the voice of their father, though Jehovah hath delighted to put them to death.
09-2:26 And the youth Samuel is going on and growing up, and is good both with Jehovah, and also with men.
09-2:27 And there cometh a man of God unto Eli, and saith unto him, `Thus said Jehovah, Was I really revealed unto the house of thy father in their being in Egypt, before Pharaoh's house,
09-2:28 even to choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to Me for a priest, to go up on Mine altar, to make a perfume, to bear an ephod before Me, and I give to the house of thy father all the fire-offerings of the sons of Israel?
09-2:29 Why do ye kick at My sacrifice, and at Mine offering which I commanded in My habitation, and dost honour thy sons above Me, to make yourselves fat from the first part of every offering of Israel, of My people?
09-2:30 `Therefore--the affirmation of Jehovah, God of Israel--I certainly said, Thy house and the house of thy father, do walk up and down before Me to the age; and now--the affirmation of Jehovah--Far be it from Me! for he who is honouring Me, I honour, and those despising Me, are lightly esteemed.
09-2:31 `Lo, days are coming, and I have cut off thine arm, and the arm of the house of thy father, that an old man is not in thy house;
09-2:32 and thou hast beheld an adversary in My habitation, in all that He doth good with Israel, and there is not an old man in thy house all the days.
09-2:33 `And the man I cut not off of thine from Mine altar, is to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thy soul; and all the increase of thy house do die men;
09-2:34 and this is to thee the sign that cometh unto thy two sons, unto Hophni and Phinehas--in one day they die both of them;
09-2:35 and I have raised up for Me a stedfast priest; as in My heart and in My soul he doth do; and I have built for him a stedfast house, and he hath walked up and down before Mine anointed all the days;
09-2:36 and it hath been, every one who is left in thy house doth come in to bow himself to him, for a wage of silver, and a cake of bread, and hath said, Admit me, I pray thee, unto one of the priest's offices, to eat a morsel of bread.'
1 Samuel 3:
Chapter 3:21 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-3:1 And the youth Samuel is serving Jehovah before Eli, and the word of Jehovah hath been precious in those days--there is no vision broken forth.
09-3:2 And it cometh to pass, at that time, that Eli is lying down in his place, and his eyes have begun to be dim--he is not able to see.
09-3:3 And the lamp of God is not yet extinguished, and Samuel is lying down in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God is ,
09-3:4 and Jehovah calleth unto Samuel, and he saith, `Here am I.'
09-3:5 And he runneth unto Eli, and saith, `Here am I, for thou hast called for me;' and he saith, `I called not; turn back, lie down;' and he goeth and lieth down.
09-3:6 And Jehovah addeth to call again Samuel, and Samuel riseth and goeth unto Eli, and saith, `Here am I, for thou hast called for me;' and he saith, `I have not called, my son, turn back, lie down.'
09-3:7 And Samuel hath not yet known Jehovah, and the word of Jehovah is not yet revealed unto him.
09-3:8 And Jehovah addeth to call Samuel the third time, and he riseth and goeth unto Eli, and saith, `Here am I, for thou hast called for me;' and Eli understandeth that Jehovah is calling to the youth.
09-3:9 And Eli saith to Samuel, `Go, lie down, and it hath been, if He doth call unto thee, that thou hast said, Speak, Jehovah, for Thy servant is hearing;' and Samuel goeth and lieth down in his place.
09-3:10 And Jehovah cometh, and stationeth Himself, and calleth as time by time, `Samuel, Samuel;' and Samuel saith, `Speak, for Thy servant is hearing.'
09-3:11 And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Lo, I am doing a thing in Israel, at which the two ears of every one hearing it do tingle.
09-3:12 In that day I establish unto Eli all that I have spoken unto his house, beginning and completing;
09-3:13 and I have declared to him that I am judging his house--to the age, for the iniquity which he hath known, for his sons are making themselves vile, and he hath not restrained them,
09-3:14 and therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli: the iniquity of the house of Eli is not atoned for, by sacrifice, and by offering--unto the age.'
09-3:15 And Samuel lieth till the morning, and openeth the doors of the house of Jehovah, and Samuel is afraid of declaring the vision unto Eli.
09-3:16 And Eli calleth Samuel, and saith, `Samuel, my son;' and he saith, `Here am I.'
09-3:17 And he saith, `What is the word which He hath spoken unto thee? I pray thee, hide it not from me; so doth God do to thee, and so doth He add, if thou hidest from me a word of all the words that He hath spoken unto thee.'
09-3:18 And Samuel declareth to him the whole of the words, and hath not hid from him; and he saith, `It is Jehovah; that which is good in His eyes He doth.'
09-3:19 And Samuel groweth up, and Jehovah hath been with him, and hath not let fall any of his words to the earth;
09-3:20 and all Israel know, from Dan even unto Beer-Sheba, that Samuel is established for a prophet to Jehovah.
09-3:21 And Jehovah addeth to appear in Shiloh, for Jehovah hath been revealed unto Samuel, in Shiloh, by the word of Jehovah.
1 Samuel 4:
Chapter 4:22 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-4:1 And the word of Samuel is to all Israel, and Israel goeth out to meet the Philistines for battle, and they encamp by Eben-Ezer, and the Philistines have encamped in Aphek,
09-4:2 and the Philistines set themselves in array to meet Israel, and the battle spreadeth itself, and Israel is smitten before the Philistines, and they smite among the ranks in the field about four thousand men.
09-4:3 And the people cometh in unto the camp, and the elders of Israel say, `Why hath Jehovah smitten us to-day before the Philistines? we take unto us from Shiloh the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and it cometh into our midst, and He doth save us out of the hand of our enemies.'
09-4:4 And the people sendeth to Shiloh, and they take up thence the ark of the covenant of Jehovah of Hosts, inhabiting the cherubs, and there are two sons of Eli, with the ark of the covenant of God, Hophni and Phinehas.
09-4:5 And it cometh to pass, at the coming in of the ark of the covenant of Jehovah unto the camp, that all Israel shout--a great shout--and the earth is moved.
09-4:6 And the Philistines hear the noise of the shouting, and say, `What is the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews?' and they perceive that the ark of Jehovah hath come in unto the camp.
09-4:7 And the Philistines are afraid, for they said, `God hath come in unto the camp;' and they say, `Woe to us, for there hath not been like this heretofore.
09-4:8 Woe to us, who doth deliver us out of the hand of these honourable gods? these are the gods who are smiting the Egyptians with every plague in the wilderness.
09-4:9 Strengthen yourselves, and become men, O Philistines, lest ye do service to Hebrews, as they have done to you--then ye have become men, and have fought.'
09-4:10 And the Philistines fight, and Israel is smitten, and they flee each to his tents, and the blow is very great, and there fall of Israel thirty thousand footmen;
09-4:11 and the ark of God hath been taken, and the two sons of Eli have died, Hophni and Phinehas.
09-4:12 And a man of Benjamin runneth out of the ranks, and cometh into Shiloh, on that day, and his long robes are rent, and earth on his head;
09-4:13 and he cometh in, and lo, Eli is sitting on the throne by the side of the way, watching, for his heart hath been trembling for the ark of God, and the man hath come in to declare it in the city, and all the city crieth out.
09-4:14 And Eli heareth the noise of the cry, and saith, `What--the noise of this tumult!' And the man hasted, and cometh in, and declareth to Eli.
09-4:15 And Eli is a son of ninety and eight years, and his eyes have stood, and he hath not been able to see.
09-4:16 And the man saith unto Eli, `I am he who hath come out of the ranks, and I out of the ranks have fled to-day;' and he saith, `What hath been the matter, my son?'
09-4:17 And he who is bearing tidings answereth and saith, `Israel hath fled before the Philistines, and also a great slaughter hath been among the people, and also thy two sons have died--Hophni and Phinehas--and the ark of God hath been captured.'
09-4:18 And it cometh to pass, at his mentioning the ark of God, that he falleth from off the throne backward, by the side of the gate, and his neck is broken, and he dieth, for the man is old and heavy, and he hath judged Israel forty years.
09-4:19 And his daughter-in-law, wife of Phinehas, is pregnant, about to bear, and she heareth the report of the taking of the ark of God, that her father-in-law and her husband have died, and she boweth, and beareth, for her pains have turned upon her.
09-4:20 And at the time of her death, when the women who are standing by her say, `Fear not, for a son thou hast borne,' she hath not answered, nor set her heart to it ;
09-4:21 and she calleth the youth I-Chabod, saying, `Honour hath removed from Israel,' because of the taking of the ark of God, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
09-4:22 And she saith, `Honour hath removed from Israel, for the ark of God hath been taken.'
1 Samuel 5:
Chapter 5:12 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-5:1 And the Philistines have taken the ark of God, and bring it in from Eben-Ezer to Ashdod,
09-5:2 and the Philistines take the ark of God and bring it into the house of Dagon, and set it near Dagon.
09-5:3 And the Ashdodites rise early on the morrow, and lo, Dagon is fallen on its face to the earth, before the ark of Jehovah; and they take Dagon, and put it back to its place.
09-5:4 And they rise early in the morning on the morrow, and lo, Dagon is fallen on its face to the earth, before the ark of Jehovah, and the head of Dagon, and the two palms of its hands are cut off at the threshold, only the fishy part hath been left to him;
09-5:5 therefore the priests of Dagon, and all those coming into the house of Dagon, tread not on the threshold of Dagon, in Ashdod, till this day.
09-5:6 And the hand of Jehovah is heavy on the Ashdodites, and He maketh them desolate, and smiteth them with emerods, Ashdod and its borders.
09-5:7 And the men of Ashdod see that it is so, and have said, `The ark of the God of Israel doth not abide with us, for hard hath been His hand upon us, and upon Dagon our god.'
09-5:8 And they send and gather all the princes of the Philistines unto them, and say, `What do we do to the ark of the God of Israel?' and they say, `To Gath let the ark of the God of Israel be brought round;' and they bring round the ark of the God of Israel;
09-5:9 and it cometh to pass after they have brought it round, that the hand of Jehovah is against the city--a very great destruction; and He smiteth the men of the city, from small even unto great; and break forth on them do emerods.
09-5:10 And they send the ark of God to Ekron, and it cometh to pass, at the coming in of the ark of God to Ekron, that the Ekronites cry out, saying, `They have brought round unto us the ark of the God of Israel, to put us to death--and our people.'
09-5:11 And they send and gather all the princes of the Philistines, and say, `Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and it turneth back to its place, and it doth not put us to death--and our people;' for there hath been a deadly destruction throughout all the city, very heavy hath the hand of God been there,
09-5:12 and the men who have not died have been smitten with emerods, and the cry of the city goeth up into the heavens.
1 Samuel 6:
Chapter 6:21 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-6:1 And the ark of Jehovah is in the field of the Philistines seven months,
09-6:2 and the Philistines call for priests and for diviners, saying, `What do we do to the ark of Jehovah? let us know wherewith we send it to its place?'
09-6:3 And they say, `If ye are sending away the ark of the God of Israel, ye do not send it away empty; for ye do certainly send back to Him a guilt-offering; then ye are healed, and it hath been known to you why His hand doth not turn aside from you.'
09-6:4 And they say, `What is the guilt-offering which we send back to Him?' and they say, `The number of the princes of the Philistines--five golden emerods, and five golden mice--for one plague is to you all, and to your princes,
09-6:5 and ye have made images of your emerods, and images of your mice that are corrupting the land, and have given honour to the God of Israel; it may be He doth lighten His hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land;
09-6:6 and why do ye harden your heart as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their heart? do they not--when He hath rolled Himself upon them--send them away, and they go?
09-6:7 `And now, take and make one new cart, and two suckling kine, on which a yoke hath not gone up, and ye have bound the kine in the cart, and caused their young ones to turn back from after them to the house,
09-6:8 and ye have taken the ark of Jehovah, and put it on the cart, and the vessels of gold which ye have returned to Him--a guilt-offering--ye put in a coffer on its side, and have sent it away, and it hath gone;
09-6:9 and ye have seen, if the way of its own border it goeth up to Beth-Shemesh--He hath done to us this great evil; and if not, then we have known that His hand hath not come against us; an accident it hath been to us.'
09-6:10 And the men do so, and take two suckling kine, and bind them in the cart, and their young ones they have shut up in the house;
09-6:11 and they place the ark of Jehovah upon the cart, and the coffer, and the golden mice, and the images of their emerods.
09-6:12 And the kine go straight in the way, on the way to Beth-Shemesh, in one highway they have gone, going and lowing, and have not turned aside right or left; and the princes of the Philistines are going after them unto the border of Beth-Shemesh.
09-6:13 And the Beth-Shemeshites are reaping their wheat-harvest in the valley, and they lift up their eyes, and see the ark, and rejoice to see it .
09-6:14 And the cart hath come in unto the field of Joshua the Beth-Shemeshite, and standeth there, and there is a great stone, and they cleave the wood of the cart, and the kine they have caused to ascend--a burnt-offering to Jehovah.
09-6:15 And the Levites have taken down the ark of Jehovah, and the coffer which is with it, in which are the vessels of gold, and place them on the great stone; and the men of Beth-Shemesh have caused to ascend burnt-offerings and sacrifice sacrifices in that day to Jehovah;
09-6:16 and the five princes of the Philistines have seen it , and turn back to Ekron, on that day.
09-6:17 And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines have sent back--a guilt-offering to Jehovah: for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;
09-6:18 and the golden mice--the number of all the cities of the Philistines--for the five princes, from the fenced city even unto the hamlet of the villages, even unto the great meadow on which they placed the ark of Jehovah-- are unto this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-Shemeshite.
09-6:19 And He smiteth among the men of Beth-Shemesh, for they looked into the ark of Jehovah, yea, He smiteth among the people seventy men--fifty chief men; and the people mourn, because Jehovah smote among the people--a great smiting.
09-6:20 And the men of Beth-Shemesh say, `Who is able to stand before Jehovah, this holy God? and unto whom doth He go up from us?'
09-6:21 And they send messengers unto the inhabitants of Kirjath-Jearim, saying, `The Philistines have sent back the ark of Jehovah; come down, take it up unto you.'
1 Samuel 7:
Chapter 7:17 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-7:1 And the men of Kirjath-Jearim come and bring up the ark of Jehovah, and bring it in unto the house of Abinadab, in the height, and Eleazar his son they have sanctified to keep the ark of Jehovah.
09-7:2 And it cometh to pass, from the day of the dwelling of the ark in Kirjath-Jearim, that the days are multiplied--yea, they are twenty years--and wail do all the house of Israel after Jehovah.
09-7:3 And Samuel speaketh unto all the house of Israel, saying, `If with all your heart ye are turning back unto Jehovah--turn aside the gods of the stranger from your midst, and Ashtaroth; and prepare your heart unto Jehovah, and serve Him only, and He doth deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.'
09-7:4 And the sons of Israel turn aside the Baalim and Ashtaroth, and serve Jehovah alone;
09-7:5 and Samuel saith, `Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I pray for you unto Jehovah.'
09-7:6 And they are gathered to Mizpeh, and draw water, and pour out before Jehovah, and fast on that day, and say there, `We have sinned against Jehovah;' and Samuel judgeth the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.
09-7:7 And the Philistines hear that the sons of Israel have gathered themselves to Mizpeh; and the princes of the Philistines go up against Israel, and the sons of Israel hear, and are afraid of the presence of the Philistines.
09-7:8 And the sons of Israel say unto Samuel, `Keep not silent for us from crying unto Jehovah our God, and He doth save us out of the hand of the Philistines.'
09-7:9 And Samuel taketh a fat lamb, and causeth it to go up--a burnt-offering whole to Jehovah; and Samuel crieth unto Jehovah for Israel, and Jehovah answereth him;
09-7:10 and Samuel is causing the burnt-offering to go up--and the Philistines have drawn nigh to battle against Israel--and Jehovah doth thunder with a great noise, on that day, upon the Philistines, and troubleth them, and they are smitten before Israel.
09-7:11 And the men of Israel go out from Mizpeh, and pursue the Philistines, and smite them unto the place of Beth-Car.
09-7:12 And Samuel taketh a stone, and setteth it between Mizpeh and Shen, and calleth its name Eben-Ezer, saying, `Hitherto hath Jehovah helped us.'
09-7:13 And the Philistines are humbled, and have not added any more to come into the border of Israel, and the hand of Jehovah is on the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
09-7:14 And the cities which the Philistines have taken from Israel are restored to Israel--from Ekron even unto Gath--and their border hath Israel delivered out of the hand of the Philistines; and there is peace between Israel and the Amorite.
09-7:15 And Samuel judgeth Israel all the days of his life,
09-7:16 and he hath gone from year to year, and gone round Beth-El, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all these places;
09-7:17 and his returning is to Ramath, for there is his house, and there he hath judged Israel, and he buildeth there an altar to Jehovah.
1 Samuel 8:
Chapter 8:22 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-8:1 And it cometh to pass, when Samuel is aged, that he maketh his sons judges over Israel.
09-8:2 And the name of his first-born son is Joel, and the name of his second Abiah, judges in Beer-Sheba:
09-8:3 and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.
09-8:4 And all the elders of Israel gather themselves together, and come in unto Samuel to Ramath,
09-8:5 and say unto him, `Lo, thou hast become aged, and thy sons have not walked in thy ways; now, appoint to us a king, to judge us, like all the nations.'
09-8:6 And the thing is evil in the eyes of Samuel, when they have said, `Give to us a king to judge us;' and Samuel prayeth unto Jehovah.
09-8:7 And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Hearken to the voice of the people, to all that they say unto thee, for thee they have not rejected, but Me they have rejected, from reigning over them.
09-8:8 According to all the works that they have done from the day of My bringing them up out of Egypt, even unto this day, when they forsake Me, and serve other gods--so they are doing also to thee.
09-8:9 And now, hearken to their voice; only, surely thou dost certainly protest to them, and hast declared to them the custom of the king who doth reign over them.'
09-8:10 And Samuel speaketh all the words of Jehovah unto the people who are asking from him a king,
09-8:11 and saith, `This is the custom of the king who doth reign over you: Your sons he doth take, and hath appointed for himself among his chariots, and among his horsemen, and they have run before his chariots;
09-8:12 also to appoint for himself heads of thousands, and heads of fifties; also to plow his plowing, and to reap his reaping; and to make instruments of his war, and instruments of his charioteer.
09-8:13 `And your daughters he doth take for perfumers, and for cooks, and for bakers;
09-8:14 and your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards--the best--he doth take, and hath given to his servants.
09-8:15 And your seed and your vineyards he doth tithe, and hath given to his eunuchs, and to his servants.
09-8:16 And your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your young men--the best, and your asses, he doth take, and hath prepared for his own work;
09-8:17 your flock he doth tithe, and ye are to him for servants.
09-8:18 And ye have cried out in that day because of the king whom ye have chosen for yourselves, and Jehovah doth not answer you in that day.'
09-8:19 And the people refuse to hearken to the voice of Samuel, and say, `Nay, but a king is over us,
09-8:20 and we have been, even we, like all the nations; and our king hath judged us, and gone out before us, and fought our battles.'
09-8:21 And Samuel heareth all the words of the people, and speaketh them in the ears of Jehovah;
09-8:22 and Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Hearken to their voice, and thou hast caused to reign over them a king.' And Samuel saith unto the men of Israel, `Go ye each to his city.'
1 Samuel 9:
Chapter 9:27 Verses
09 1 Samuel
09-9:1 And there is a man of Benjamin, and his name is Kish, son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Bechorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, mighty of valour,
09-9:2 and he hath a son, and his name is Saul, a choice youth and goodly, and there is not a man among the sons of Israel goodlier than he--from his shoulder and upward, higher than any of the people.
09-9:3 And the asses of Kish, father of Saul, are lost, and Kish saith unto Saul his son, `Take, I pray thee, with thee, one of the young men, and rise, go, seek the asses.'
09-9:4 And he passeth over through the hill-country of Ephraim, and passeth over through the land of Shalisha, and they have not found; and they pass over through the land of Shaalim, and they are not; and he passeth over through the land of Benjamin, and they have not found.
09-9:5 They have come in unto the land of Zuph, and Saul hath said to his young man who is with him, `Come, and we turn back, lest my father leave off from the asses, and hath been sorrowful for us.'
09-9:6 And he saith to him, `Lo, I pray thee, a man of God is in this city, and the man is honoured; all that he speaketh doth certainly come; now, we go there, it may be he doth declare to us our way on which we have gone.'
09-9:7 And Saul saith to his young man, `And lo, we go, and what do we bring in to the man? for the bread hath gone from our vessels, and a present there is not to bring in to the man of God--what is with us?'
09-9:8 And the young man addeth to answer Saul, and saith, `Lo, there is found with me a fourth of a shekel of silver: and I have given to the man of God, and he hath declared to us our way.'
09-9:9 Formerly in Israel, thus said the man in his going to seek God, `Come and we go unto the seer,' for the `prophet' of to-day is called formerly `the seer.'
09-9:10 And Saul saith to his young man, `Thy word is good; come, we go;' and they go unto the city where the man of God is .
09-9:11 They are going up in the ascent of the city, and have found young women going out to draw water, and say to them, `Is the seer in this place ?'
09-9:12 And they answer them and say, `He is; lo, before thee! haste, now, for to-day he hath come in to the city, for the people hath a stated sacrifice in a high place.
09-9:13 At your going in to the city so ye do find him, before he doth go up in to the high place to eat; for the people do not eat till his coming, for he doth bless the sacrifice; afterwards they eat, who are called, and