1 Samuel 8:7
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee; for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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 me, that I should not reign over them.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

1 Samuel 8:7 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reason assigned for the appointment of Samuel's sons as judges is his own advanced age. The inference which we might draw from this alone, namely, that they were simply to support their father in the administration of justice, and that Samuel had no intention of laying down his office, and still less of making the supreme office of judge hereditary in his family, is still more apparent from the fact that they were stationed as judges of the nation in Beersheba, which was on the southern border of Canaan (Judges 20:1, etc.; see at Genesis 21:31). The sons are also mentioned again in 1 Chronicles 6:13, though the name of the elder has either been dropped out of the Masoretic text or has become corrupt.

1 Samuel 8:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hearken

Numbers 22:20 And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up, and go with them...

Psalm 81:11,12 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me...

Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke...

Hosea 13:10,11 I will be your king: where is any other that may save you in all your cities? and your judges of whom you said...

they have not

1 Samuel 10:19 And you have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations...

1 Samuel 12:17-19 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call to the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain...

Exodus 16:8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full...

Matthew 10:24,25,40 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord...

Luke 10:16 He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises him that sent me.

Luke 19:14,27 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us...

John 13:16 Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

John 15:20,21 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me...

Cross References
Exodus 16:8
And Moses said, "When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him--what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD."

Judges 8:23
Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the LORD will rule over you."

1 Samuel 8:8
According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you.

1 Samuel 8:22
And the LORD said to Samuel, "Obey their voice and make them a king." Samuel then said to the men of Israel, "Go every man to his city."

1 Samuel 10:19
But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses, and you have said to him, 'Set a king over us.' Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your thousands."

1 Samuel 12:1
And Samuel said to all Israel, "Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you.

1 Samuel 12:12
And when you saw that Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' when the LORD your God was your king.

Jump to Previous
Desiring Ear Hearken Regard Reign Reigning Rejected Samuel Thee Turned Voice
Jump to Next
Desiring Ear Hearken Regard Reign Reigning Rejected Samuel Thee Turned Voice
Links
1 Samuel 8:7 NIV
1 Samuel 8:7 NLT
1 Samuel 8:7 ESV
1 Samuel 8:7 NASB
1 Samuel 8:7 KJV

1 Samuel 8:7 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 8:7 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 8:7 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 8:7 French Bible
1 Samuel 8:7 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
1 Samuel 8:6
Top of Page
Top of Page