1 Samuel 8:17
New International Version
He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.

New Living Translation
He will demand a tenth of your flocks, and you will be his slaves.

English Standard Version
He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves.

Berean Study Bible
He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.

New American Standard Bible
"He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.

New King James Version
He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants.

King James Bible
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

Christian Standard Bible
He can take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves can become his servants.

Contemporary English Version
He will also take a tenth of your sheep and goats. You will become the king's slaves,

Good News Translation
He will take a tenth of your flocks. And you yourselves will become his slaves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He can take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves can become his servants.

International Standard Version
He will take a tenth of your flock, and you will become his servants.

NET Bible
He will demand a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will be his servants.

New Heart English Bible
He will take the tenth of your flocks: and you shall be his servants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will take a tenth of your flocks. In addition, you will be his servants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He will take the tenth of your flocks; and ye shall be his servants.

New American Standard 1977
“He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.

King James 2000 Bible
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and you shall be his servants.

American King James Version
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and you shall be his servants.

American Standard Version
He will take the tenth of your flocks: and ye shall be his servants.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he will tithe your flocks; and ye shall be his servants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Your flocks also he will tithe, and you shall be his servants.

Darby Bible Translation
He will take the tenth of your sheep. And ye shall be his servants.

English Revised Version
He will take the tenth of your flocks: and ye shall be his servants.

Webster's Bible Translation
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye will be his servants.

World English Bible
He will take the tenth of your flocks: and you shall be his servants.

Young's Literal Translation
your flock he doth tithe, and ye are to him for servants.
Study Bible
Samuel's Warning
16And he will take your menservants and maidservants and your best cattle and donkeys and put them to his own use. 17He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18When that day comes, you will beg for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you on that day.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:16
And he will take your menservants and maidservants and your best cattle and donkeys and put them to his own use.

1 Samuel 8:18
When that day comes, you will beg for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you on that day."

1 Samuel 17:8
And Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and array yourselves for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose one of your men and have him come down against me.

Treasury of Scripture

He will take the tenth of your sheep: and you shall be his servants.









Lexicon
He will take a tenth
יַעְשֹׂ֑ר (ya‘·śōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6237: To tithe, to take, give a, tenth

of your flocks,
צֹאנְכֶ֖ם (ṣō·nə·ḵem)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and you yourselves
וְאַתֶּ֖ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

will become
תִּֽהְיוּ־ (tih·yū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

his
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

slaves.
לַעֲבָדִֽים׃ (la·‘ă·ḇā·ḏîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant
(17) And ye shall be his servants.--This statement generally includes all that has gone before. In other words, "Ye elders and chiefs of the people must make up your minds, in the event of electing a king, to the loss of all political and social freedom." How bitterly the nation, even in the successful and glorious reign of King Solomon, felt the pressure of the royal yoke, so truly foretold by their last judge, is shown in the history of the times which followed the death of Solomon, when the public discontent at the brilliant but despotic rule of the great king led to the revolution which split up the people into two nations. (See 1Kings 12:4.) "This whole passage bears internal evidence of having been written before the establishment of the monarchy."--Speaker's Commentary.

Verse 17. - His servants. Literally, "his slaves." Under an absolute monarchy no one is flee.
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