New Living Translation
He will take your male and female slaves and demand the finest of your cattle and donkeys for his own use.
King James Bible
And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
Darby Bible Translation
And he will take your bondmen, and your bondwomen, and your comeliest young men, and your asses, and use them for his work.
World English Bible
He will take your male servants, and your female servants, and your best young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
Young's Literal Translation
And your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your young men -- the best, and your asses, he doth take, and hath prepared for his own work;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:16 Will take - By constraint, and without sufficient recompense.
But what if the servant thinks, 'My master won't be back for a while,' and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk?
1 Samuel 8:15
He will take a tenth of your grain and your grape harvest and distribute it among his officers and attendants.
1 Samuel 8:17
He will demand a tenth of your flocks, and you will be his slaves.
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