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1 Samuel

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1 Samuel 1:

Chapter 1:28 Verses

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09-1:1††††† Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:

09-1:2††††† And he had two wives; the name of the 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 up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.

09-1:4††††† And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:

09-1:5††††† But to Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah; but the LORD had rendered her barren.

09-1:6††††† And her adversary also provoked her greatly, to make her fret, because the LORD had made her barren.

09-1:7††††† And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.

09-1:8††††† Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

09-1:9††††† So Hannah rose after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drank. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.

09-1:10†††† And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly.

09-1:11†††† And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thy handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thy handmaid, but wilt give to thy handmaid a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

09-1:12†††† And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli observed her mouth.

09-1:13†††† Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

09-1:14†††† And Eli said to her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

09-1:15†††† And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drank neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

09-1:16†††† Count not thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

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

09-1:18†††† And she said, Let thy handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

09-1:19†††† And they rose in the morning early, and worshiped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.

09-1:20†††† Wherefore it came to pass, when the time had arrived, after Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

09-1:21†††† And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

09-1:22†††† But Hannah went not up; for she said to her husband, I will not go up until the child is weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.

09-1:23†††† And Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what seemeth to thee good; tarry until thou hast weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and nursed her son until she weaned him.

09-1:24†††† And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was young.

09-1:25†††† And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

09-1:26†††† And she said, O my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying to the LORD.

09-1:27†††† For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

09-1:28†††† Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshiped the LORD there.

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1 Samuel 2:

Chapter 2:36 Verses

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09-2:1††††† And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

09-2:2††††† There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none besides thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

09-2:3††††† Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

09-2:4††††† The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

09-2:5††††† They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath borne seven; and she that hath many children is become feeble.

09-2:6††††† The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

09-2:7††††† The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

09-2:8††††† He raiseth the poor out of the dust, and lifteth 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.

09-2:9††††† He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

09-2:10†††† The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

09-2:11†††† And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest.

09-2:12†††† Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

09-2:13†††† 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 flesh-hook of three teeth in his hand;

09-2:14†††† And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the flesh-hook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites that came thither.

09-2:15†††† Also before they 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 boiled flesh of thee, but raw.

09-2:16†††† And if any man said to him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, No; but thou shalt give it to me now: and if not, I will take it by force.

09-2:17†††† Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

09-2:18†††† But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

09-2:19†††† 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.

09-2:20†††† And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee issue of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went to their own home.

09-2:21†††† And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

09-2:22†††† Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did to all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

09-2:23†††† And he said to them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

09-2:24†††† No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD'S people to transgress.

09-2:25†††† If one man shall sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man shall sin against the LORD, who shall entreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not to the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.

09-2:26†††† And the child Samuel continued to grow, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.

09-2:27†††† And there came a man of God to Eli, and said to him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear to the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?

09-2:28†††† And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give to the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?

09-2:29†††† Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honorest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

09-2:30†††† Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, 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 honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

09-2:31†††† Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thy arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thy house.

09-2:32†††† And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thy house for ever.

09-2:33†††† And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from my altar, shall be to consume thy eyes, and to grieve thy heart: and all the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.

09-2:34†††† And this shall be a sign to thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall die both of them.

09-2:35†††† And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before my Anointed for ever.

09-2:36†††† And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thy 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 one of the priest's offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

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1 Samuel 3:

Chapter 3:21 Verses

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09-3:1††††† And the child Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

09-3:2††††† And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to grow dim, that he could not see;

09-3:3††††† And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

09-3:4††††† That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

09-3:5††††† And he ran to 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.

09-3:6††††† 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.

09-3:7††††† Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.

09-3:8††††† And the LORD called Samuel again 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.

09-3:9††††† Therefore Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he should call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

09-3:10†††† And the LORD came, and stood and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

09-3:11†††† 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.

09-3:12†††† In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

09-3:13†††† 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.

09-3:14†††† And therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

09-3:15†††† And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD: and Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

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

09-3:17†††† And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said to thee? I pray thee hide it not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou shalt hide any thing from me, of all the things that he said to thee.

09-3:18†††† And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

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

09-3:20†††† And all Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

09-3:21†††† And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

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1 Samuel 4:

Chapter 4:22 Verses

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09-4:1††††† And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and encamped beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistines encamped in Aphek.

09-4:2††††† And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

09-4:3††††† And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why hath the LORD smitten us to-day before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh to us, that when it cometh among us, it may save us from the hand of our enemies.

09-4:4††††† So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, who dwelleth between the cherubim: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

09-4:5††††† And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth resounded.

09-4:6††††† 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 had come into the camp.

09-4:7††††† And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God hath come into the camp. And they said, Woe to us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.

09-4:8††††† Woe to 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 wilderness.

09-4:9††††† Be strong, and acquit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye may not be servants to the Hebrews, as they have been to you: acquit yourselves like men, and fight.

09-4:10†††† And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.

09-4:11†††† And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

09-4:12†††† And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.

09-4:13†††† And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the way-side watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.

09-4:14†††† 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.

09-4:15†††† Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

09-4:16†††† And the man said to 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?

09-4:17†††† And the messenger answered and said, Israel hath 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.

09-4:18†††† 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 broke, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

09-4:19†††† And his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was with child near to be delivered: 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.

09-4:20†††† And about the time of her death, the women that stood by her said to her, Fear not; for thou hast borne a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

09-4:21†††† And she named the child I-chabod, saying, The glory hath departed from Israel. (Because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.)

09-4:22†††† And she said, The glory hath departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.

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1 Samuel 5:

Chapter 5:12 Verses

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09-5:1††††† And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Eben-ezer to Ashdod.

09-5:2††††† When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.

09-5:3††††† And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon had fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

09-5:4††††† And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon had 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 threshhold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.

09-5:5††††† Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshhold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

09-5:6††††† But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod, and its borders.

09-5:7††††† 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 severe upon us, and upon Dagon our god.

09-5:8††††† They sent therefore, and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to 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 to Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel thither.

09-5:9††††† And it was so, that after they had carried it thither, 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.

09-5:10†††† 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 us, to slay us and our people.

09-5:11†††† So they sent and convened all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.

09-5:12†††† And the men that died not, were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

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1 Samuel 6:

Chapter 6:21 Verses

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09-6:1††††† And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months.

09-6:2††††† And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? tell us with what we shall send it to its place.

09-6:3††††† And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; but in any wise return him a trespass-offering: then ye will be healed, and it will be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.

09-6:4††††† 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 you all, and on your lords.

09-6:5††††† Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory to the God of Israel: it may be he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.

09-6:6††††† Why then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?

09-6:7††††† Now therefore make a new cart, and take two milch-cows on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the cows to the cart, and bring their calves home from them:

09-6:8††††† And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart; and put the jewels of gold which ye return to him for a trespass-offering, in a coffer by its side; and send it away, that it may go.

09-6:9††††† And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Beth-shemesh, then 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.

09-6:10†††† And the men did so; and took two milch cows, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home:

09-6:11†††† 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.

09-6:12†††† And the cows took the straight way to the way of Beth-shemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them to the border of Beth-shemesh.

09-6:13†††† And they of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.

09-6:14†††† And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Beth-shemite, and stood there, where there was a great stone: and they cleaved the wood of the cart, and offered the cows a burnt-offering to the LORD.

09-6:15†††† And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD, and the coffer that was with it, in which were the jewels of gold, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt-offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day to the LORD.

09-6:16†††† And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.

09-6:17†††† And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for a trespass-offering to the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;

09-6:18†††† And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fortified cities, and of country villages, even to the great stone of Abel, on which they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.

09-6:19†††† And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and seventy men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.

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

09-6:21†††† And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the LORD; come ye down, and bring it up to you.

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1 Samuel 7:

Chapter 7:17 Verses

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09-7:1††††† And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and brought up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab on the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.

09-7:2††††† 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.

09-7:3††††† And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return to the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods, and Ashtaroth, from among you, and prepare your hearts to the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.

09-7:4††††† Then the children of Israel put away Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

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

09-7:6††††† And they assembled at Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and there said, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.

09-7:7††††† And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were assembled at Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.

09-7:8††††† And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry to the LORD our God for us, that he will save us from the hand of the Philistines.

09-7:9††††† And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt-offering wholly to the LORD: and Samuel cried to the LORD for Israel; and the LORD heard him.

09-7:10†††† And as Samuel was offering the burnt-offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel.

09-7:11†††† And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth-car.

09-7:12†††† Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.

09-7:13†††† So the Philistines were subdued, and they came no more into the borders of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.

09-7:14†††† And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath; and the borders of it did Israel deliver from the hands of the Philistines: and there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.

09-7:15†††† And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

09-7:16†††† And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.

09-7:17†††† And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar to the LORD.

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1 Samuel 8:

Chapter 8:22 Verses

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09-8:1††††† And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

09-8:2††††† Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

09-8:3††††† And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

09-8:4††††† Then all the elders of Israel assembled, and came to Samuel to Ramah,

09-8:5††††† And said to 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.

09-8:6††††† But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us: and Samuel prayed to the LORD.

09-8:7††††† And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

09-8:8††††† According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them out of Egypt even to this day, by which they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also to thee.

09-8:9††††† Now therefore hearken to their voice: yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that will reign over them.

09-8:10†††† And Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people that asked of him a king.

09-8:11†††† 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 will run before his chariots.

09-8:12†††† And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to till his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

09-8:13†††† And he will take your daughters to be confectioneries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

09-8:14†††† And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

09-8:15†††† And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

09-8:16†††† And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your most choice young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

09-8:17†††† He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye will be his servants.

09-8:18†††† And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen for yourselves; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.

09-8:19†††† Nevertheless, the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, No; but we will have a king over us;

09-8:20†††† That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

09-8:21†††† And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.

09-8:22†††† And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken to their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go ye every man to his city.

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1 Samuel 9:

Chapter 9:27 Verses

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09-9:1††††† Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a mighty man of power.

09-9:2††††† And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a more handsome person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.

09-9:3††††† And the asses of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.

09-9:4††††† And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: and he passed through the land of the Benjaminites, but they found them not.

09-9:5††††† And when they had come to the land of Zuf, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and be anxious for us.

09-9:6††††† And he said to him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honorable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; it may be he can show us our way that we should go.

09-9:7††††† Then said Saul to his servant, But behold, if we go, what shall we bring to the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?

09-9:8††††† And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

09-9:9††††† (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spoke, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was formerly called a Seer.)

09-9:10†††† Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go: so they went to the city where the man of God was.

09-9:11†††† And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

09-9:12†††† And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he came to-day to the city; for there is a sacrifice of the people to-day in the high place:

09-9:13†††† As soon as ye shall enter the city, ye will straightway find him, before he goeth up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he cometh, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that are invited. Now therefore go up: for about this time ye will find him.

09-9:14†††† And they went up into the city: and when they had come into the city, behold, Samuel came out meeting them, to go up to the high place.

09-9:15†††† Now the