1 Samuel 8:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel's leaders.

New Living Translation
As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.

English Standard Version
When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel.

New American Standard Bible
And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges over Israel.

International Standard Version
When Samuel became old, he appointed his sons judges over Israel.

NET Bible
In his old age Samuel appointed his sons as judges over Israel.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samuel was old, he made his sons judges over Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass when Samuel was old, that he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

World English Bible
It happened, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when Samuel is aged, that he maketh his sons judges over Israel.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-3 It does not appear that Samuel's sons were so profane and vicious as Eli's sons; but they were corrupt judges, they turned aside after lucre. Samuel took no bribes, but his sons did, and then they perverted judgment. What added to the grievance of the people was, that they were threatened by an invasion from Nahash, king of the Ammonites.
Study Bible
Israel Demands a King
1And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel. 2Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 16:18
"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deuteronomy 16:19
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

1 Samuel 12:2
"Now, here is the king walking before you, but I am old and gray, and behold my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my youth even to this day.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

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