1 Samuel 8:14
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New International Version
He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.

New Living Translation
He will take away the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his own officials.

English Standard Version
He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants.

New American Standard Bible
"He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants.

King James Bible
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He can take your best fields, vineyards, and olive orchards and give them to his servants.

International Standard Version
He will take the best products of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves and give them to his servants.

NET Bible
He will take your best fields and vineyards and give them to his own servants.

New Heart English Bible
He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even their best, and give them to his servants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will take the best of your fields, vineyards, and olive orchards and give them to his officials.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

New American Standard 1977
“And he will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves, and give them to his servants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he will take your fields and your vineyards and your good oliveyards and give them to his slaves.

King James 2000 Bible
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

American King James Version
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

American Standard Version
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your best oliveyards, and give them to his servants.

Darby Bible Translation
And your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, the best, will he take and give to his servants.

English Revised Version
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

World English Bible
He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

Young's Literal Translation
and your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards -- the best -- he doth take, and hath given to his servants.
Study Bible
Samuel's Warning About Kings
13"He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14"He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants. 15"He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:13
"He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers.

1 Samuel 8:15
"He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.

1 Kings 21:2
Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you like, I will give you the price of it in money."

1 Kings 21:7
Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now reign over Israel? Arise, eat bread, and let your heart be joyful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."

Ezekiel 46:18
"The prince shall not take from the people's inheritance, thrusting them out of their possession; he shall give his sons inheritance from his own possession so that My people will not be scattered, anyone from his possession."'"
Treasury of Scripture

And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

1 Samuel 22:7 Then Saul said to his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites…

1 Kings 21:7,19 And Jezebel his wife said to him, Do you now govern the kingdom of …

Ezekiel 46:18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by …

Verse 14. - Your fields. The history of the seizure of Naboth's vineyard shows that the kings were not able to exercise this arbitrary power. Jezebel had to use great art and falsehood before she could get possession of the coveted plot of ground. But throughout Samuel describes a despot ruling after the fashion of heathen kings such as the people had desired. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards,.... Which includes the whole increase of their land, their corn, and wine, and oil; and it is these, the fruits of their fields, vineyards, and oliveyards, which are here meant; for otherwise kings might not, and did not by their absolute authority, take away those from their subjects; otherwise Ahab would have taken away Naboth's vineyard at once, nor would Jezebel have needed to have taken such a method she did, to put Ahab into the possession of it:

even the best of them, and give them to his servants; for their service; and which some restrain to times of war, when necessity obliged to use such methods. 14-18. he will take your fields, etc.—The circumstances mentioned here might be illustrated by exact analogies in the conduct of many Oriental monarchs in the present day.8:10-22 If they would have a king to rule them, as the eastern kings ruled their subjects, they would find the yoke exceedingly heavy. Those that submit to the government of the world and the flesh, are told plainly, what hard masters they are, and what tyranny the dominion of sin is. The law of God and the manner of men widely differ from each other; the former should be our rule in the several relations of life; the latter should be the measure of our expectations from others. These would be their grievances, and, when they complained to God, he would not hear them. When we bring ourselves into distress by our own wrong desires and projects, we justly forfeit the comfort of prayer, and the benefit of Divine aid. The people were obstinate and urgent in their demand. Sudden resolves and hasty desires make work for long and leisurely repentance. Our wisdom is, to be thankful for the advantages, and patient under the disadvantages of the government we may live under; and to pray continually for our rulers, that they may govern us in the fear of God, and that we may live under them in all godliness and honesty. And it is a hopeful symptom when our desires of worldly objects can brook delay; and when we can refer the time and manner of their being granted to God's providence.
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