1 Samuel 8:2
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New International Version
The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba.

New Living Translation
Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba.

English Standard Version
The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba.

Berean Study Bible
The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beersheba.

New American Standard Bible
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba.

King James Bible
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

Christian Standard Bible
His firstborn son's name was Joel and his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beer-sheba.

Good News Translation
The older son was named Joel and the younger one Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His firstborn son's name was Joel and his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beer-sheba.

International Standard Version
The name of his firstborn son was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beer-sheba.

NET Bible
The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second son was Abijah. They were judges in Beer Sheba.

New Heart English Bible
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The name of his firstborn son was Joel; the name of his second son was Abijah. They were judges in Beersheba.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beer-sheba.

New American Standard 1977
Now the name of his first-born was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abiah; they were judges in Beersheba.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba.

American King James Version
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

American Standard Version
Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the name of his firstborn son was Joel: and the name of the second was Abia, judges in Bersabee.

Darby Bible Translation
And the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah; they judged in Beer-sheba.

English Revised Version
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

World English Bible
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba.

Young's Literal Translation
And the name of his first-born son is Joel, and the name of his second Abiah, judges in Beer-Sheba:
Study Bible
Israel Demands a King
1When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges over Israel. 2The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beersheba. 3But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside toward dishonest gain, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:19
Abraham went back to his servants, and they got up and set out together for Beersheba. And Abraham settled in Beersheba.

1 Kings 19:3
And Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,

1 Chronicles 6:28
The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn and Abijah his second son.

Amos 5:5
Do not seek Bethel or go to Gilgal; do not journey to Beersheba, for Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will come to nothing.

Treasury of Scripture

Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

Joel

1 Chronicles 6:28,38 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah…

Vashni







Verse 2. - The name of his firstborn was Joel. The names of Samuel's sons are pledges of his faith - Joel meaning Jehovah is God, and Abiah Jab is Father. The name given in 1 Chronicles 6:28, Vashni, is a mistake. It means, "and the second," the name of Joel the firstborn having somehow been omitted. The names of Saul's sons, and even of Jonathan's, unlike those in Samuel's family, bear witness to their religion having been of a curiously mixed character. In Beer-sheba. Not, therefore, in any of the places to which Samuel went in person, and which were all near Ramah, his home. Beer-sheba was in the extreme south of the tribe of Judah (see on Genesis 21:31), on the Philistine border, and his being able to place his sons there in authority proves, not merely that his rule was acknowledged throughout the whole country, but also that the Philistines did not interfere much with the internal arrangements of the Israelites. Josephus ('Antiq.,' 6:3, 2) represents only one son as placed at Beer-sheba, and says that the other was judge at Dan, but it may be doubted whether the northern tribes were sufficiently under control to submit to be governed by a southern judge. Now the name of his firstborn was Joel,.... In 1 Chronicles 6:28 he is called Vashni; See Gill on 1 Chronicles 6:28. This was not Joel the prophet, as some have thought, neither his parentage, nor his office, nor his times, will agree with this:

and the name of his second Abiah: which two sons seem to be all he had:

they were judges in Beersheba; in the utmost border of the land, to the south, as Ramah, where Samuel dwelt and judged, was more to the north; where they were placed by their father, for the greater convenience of the people of Israel that lived southward, to bring their causes to them, as those lived more northward might bring them to him: according to Josephus (w), they were placed by their father, the one in Bethel, one of the places Samuel used to go to in his circuit and judge, and the other at Beersheba. But some, as Junius and others, think it should be rendered, "unto Beersheba"; and so takes in its opposite, Dan, which lay at the utmost border of the land northward; hence the phrase, "from Dan to Beersheba"; and that the one was settled at Dan for the sake of the northern part of the land, and the other at Beersheba, for the sake of the southern: or rather these sons of Samuel placed themselves at Beersheba; which was an ill judged thing, to be both in one place, and which must give the people of Israel a great deal of trouble, and put them to a large expense to come from all quarters thither, to have their causes tried; but that is not the worst.

(w) Ut supra, (Antiqu. l. 6. c. 3.) sect. 2.8:1-3 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.



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