New Living Translation
Your king is now your leader. I stand here before you--an old, gray-haired man--and my sons serve you. I have served as your leader from the time I was a boy to this very day.
King James Bible
And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day.
Darby Bible Translation
And now behold, the king walks before you; and I am old and grey-headed; and behold, my sons are with you; and I have walked before you from my youth up to this day.
World English Bible
Now, behold, the king walks before you; and I am old and gray-headed; and behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my youth to this day.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, lo, the king is walking habitually before you, and I have become aged and gray-headed, and my sons, lo, they are with you, and I have walked habitually before you from my youth till this day.
1 Samuel 12:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:2 Walketh - Ruleth over you. To him I have fully resigned my power, and own myself one of his subjects. Old - And therefore unable to bear the burden of government. My sons - Or, among you, in the same states private persons, as you are; if they have injured any of you, the law is now open against them; any of you may accuse them, your king can punish them, I do not intercede for them. Walked before you - That is, been your guide and governor; partly, as a prophet; and partly, as a judge.
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1 Samuel 3:10
And the LORD came and called as before, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel replied, "Speak, your servant is listening."
1 Samuel 3:19
As Samuel grew up, the LORD was with him, and everything Samuel said proved to be reliable.
1 Samuel 8:1
As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.
1 Samuel 8:3
But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 8:5
"Look," they told him, "you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have."
1 Samuel 8:20
"We want to be like the nations around us. Our king will judge us and lead us into battle."
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