1Samuel 8

 

וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר זָקֵן שְׁמוּאֵל וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת־בָּנָיו שֹׁפְטִים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל׃   8:1

1Sam. 8:1   And it was as Samuel grew old, that he made his sons Israel’s judges.

וַיְהִי שֶׁם־בְּנוֹ הַבְּכוֹר יוֹאֵל וְשֵׁם מִשְׁנֵהוּ אֲבִיָּה שֹׁפְטִים בִּבְאֵר שָׁבַע׃   8:2

1Sam. 8:2   Now the name of his first son was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah.  They were judges in Beer-sheba.

וְלֹא־הָלְכוּ בָנָיו (בּדַרְכוֹ) [בִּדְרָכָיו] וַיִּטּוּ אַחֲרֵי הַבָּצַע וַיִּקְחוּ־שֹׁחַד וַיַּטּוּ מִשְׁפָּט׃   8:3

1Sam. 8:3   But his sons did not walk in his ways and they turned aside after dishonest gain, and took bribes and perverted justice.

The fourth word, in parentheses is spelled inappropriately (being shown as singular and should be plural), and is corrected in the brackets.

וַיִּתְקַבְּצוּ כֹּל זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל הָרָמָתָה׃   8:4

1Sam. 8:4   So all the elders of Israel gathered together and they came to Samuel in Ramah.

וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו הִנֵּה אַתָּה זָקַנְתָּ וּבָנֶיךָ לֹא הָלְכוּ בִּדְרָכֶיךָ עַתָּה שִׂימָה־לָּנוּ מֶלֶךְ לְשָׁפְטֵנוּ כְּכָל־הַגּוֹיִם׃   8:5

1Sam. 8:5   And they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons have not walked in your ways.  Now make a king for us to judge us like all the nations.”

וַיֵּרַע הַדָּבָר בְּעֵינֵי שְׁמוּאֵל כַּאֲשֶׁר אָמְרוּ תְּנָה־לָּנוּ מֶלֶךְ לְשָׁפְטֵנוּ וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־יְהוָה׃   8:6

1Sam. 8:6   But the thought was bad in the eyes of Samuel as they said, “Give a king to us to judge us,” and Samuel prayed to the Lord.

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל שְׁמַע בְּקוֹל הָעָם לְכֹל אֲשֶׁר־יֹאמְרוּ אֵלֶיךָ כִּי לֹא אֹתְךָ מָאָסוּ כִּי־אֹתִי מָאֲסוּ    8:7  מִמְּלֹךְ עֲלֵיהֶם׃

1Sam. 8:7   And the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen in to the voice of the people, to all that they will say to you, for it is not you they have rejected, but it is Me they have cast off from being King over them.”

כְּכָל־הַמַּעֲשִׂים אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂוּ מִיּוֹם הַעֲלֹתִי אֹתָם מִמִּצְרַיִם וְעַד־הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה וַיַּעַזְבֻנִי וַיַּעַבְדוּ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים   8:8 כֵּן הֵמָּה עֹשִׂים גַּם־לָךְ׃

1Sam. 8:8   “Like all the deeds that they have done from the day I brought them up from Egypt and up to this day!   As they have forsaken Me and served other gods, this they are doing also to you.”

וְעַתָּה שְׁמַע בְּקוֹלָם אַךְ כִּי־הָעֵד תָּעִיד בָּהֶם וְהִגַּדְתָּ לָהֶם מִשְׁפַּט הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲשֶׁר יִמְלֹךְ עֲלֵיהֶם׃   8:9

1Sam. 8:9   “So now listen to their voice; only that you shall earnestly give warning to them and announce to them the manner of the king who will reign over them.”

וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֵת כָּל־דִּבְרֵי יְהוָה אֶל־הָעָם הַשֹּׁאֲלִים מֵאִתּוֹ מֶלֶךְ׃   8:10

1Sam. 8:10   And Samuel spoke all the words of the Lord to the people who had requested a king from him.

וַיֹּאמֶר זֶה יִהְיֶה מִשְׁפַּט הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲשֶׁר יִמְלֹךְ עֲלֵיכֶם אֶת־בְּנֵיכֶם יִקָּח וְשָׂם לוֹ בְּמֶרְכַּבְתּוֹ וּבְפָרָשָׁיו וְרָצוּ   8:11 לִפְנֵי מֶרְכַּבְתּוֹ׃

1Sam. 8:11   And he said, “This will be the manner of the king who will reign over you:  He will take your sons and make his for his chariots and for his horsemen, and they will run in front of his chariots

וְלָשׂוּם לוֹ שָׂרֵי אֲלָפִים וְשָׂרֵי חֲמִשִּׁים וְלַחֲרֹשׁ חֲרִישׁוֹ וְלִקְצֹר קְצִירוֹ וְלַעֲשׂוֹת כְּלֵי־מִלְחַמְתּוֹ וּכְלֵי  8:12 רִכְבּוֹ׃

1Sam. 8:12   (and appointing for himself captains of thousands and captains of fifties), and to plow his ground and to reap his harvest and to make his instruments of war and the implements of his chariots.”

וְאֶת־בְּנוֹתֵיכֶם יִקָּח לְרַקָּחוֹת וּלְטַבָּחוֹת וּלְאֹפוֹת׃  8:13

1Sam. 8:13   “And he will take your daughters to make perfume, and for cooks and for bakers.”

וְאֶת־שְׂדוֹתֵיכֶם וְאֶת־כַּרְמֵיכֶם וְזֵיתֵיכֶם הַטּוֹבִים יִקָּח וְנָתַן לַעֲבָדָיו׃  8:14

1Sam. 8:14   “And your fields and your vineyards and your olive yards, he will take of the best of them and give to his servants.”

וְזַרְעֵיכֶם וְכַרְמֵיכֶם יַעְשֹׂר וְנָתַן לְסָרִיסָיו וְלַעֲבָדָיו׃  8:15

1Sam. 8:15   “And he will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.”

וְאֶת־עַבְדֵיכֶם וְאֶת־שִׁפְחוֹתֵיכֶם וְאֶת־בַּחוּרֵיכֶם הַטּוֹבִים וְאֶת־חֲמוֹרֵיכֶם יִקָּח וְעָשָׂה לִמְלַאכְתּוֹ׃  8:16

1Sam. 8:16   “And he will take your men-servants and your maid-servants and your best young men and your asses and put to his work.”

צֹאנְכֶם יַעְשֹׂר וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ־לוֹ לַעֲבָדִים׃  8:17

1Sam. 8:17   “He will take a tenth of your flocks and you will be for servants for him.”

וּזְעַקְתֶּם בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא מִלִּפְנֵי מַלְכְּכֶם אֲשֶׁר בְּחַרְתֶּם לָכֶם וְלֹא־יַעֲנֶה יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא׃  8:18

1Sam. 8:18   “And you shall cry out on that day from before your king whom you will have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you on that day.”

וַיְמָאֲנוּ הָעָם לִשְׁמֹעַ בְּקוֹל שְׁמוּאֵל וַיֹּאמְרוּ לֹּא כִּי אִם־מֶלֶךְ יִהְיֶה עָלֵינוּ׃  8:19

1Sam. 8:19   But the people refused to listen to the voice  and they said, “No, for if a king shall be over us,

וְהָיִינוּ גַם־אֲנַחְנוּ כְּכָל־הַגּוֹיִם וּשְׁפָטָנוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ וְיָצָא לְפָנֵינוּ וְנִלְחַם אֶת־מִלְחֲמֹתֵנוּ׃  8:20

1Sam. 8:20   then we will be ourselves also like all the nations, and our king will judge us, and he will go out before us and fight our battles.”

וַיִּשְׁמַע שְׁמוּאֵל אֵת כָּל־דִּבְרֵי הָעָם וַיְדַבְּרֵם בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוָה׃  8:21

1Sam. 8:21   When Samuel heard all the words of the people, then he spoke them in the ears of the Lord.

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל שְׁמַע בְּקוֹלָם וְהִמְלַכְתָּ לָהֶם מֶלֶךְ וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־אַנְשֵׁי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְכוּ   8:22 אִישׁ לְעִירוֹ׃

1Sam. 8:22   And the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to their voice and crown a king for them.”  And Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Go, every man, to his city.”

 

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