1 Samuel 8 - World English Bible with Hebrew
1 It happened, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
1 וַיְהִ֕י כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר זָקֵ֖ן שְׁמוּאֵ֑ל וַיָּ֧שֶׂם אֶת־בָּנָ֛יו שֹׁפְטִ֖ים לְיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba.
2 וַיְהִ֞י שֶׁם־בְּנֹ֤ו הַבְּכֹור֙ יֹואֵ֔ל וְשֵׁ֥ם מִשְׁנֵ֖הוּ אֲבִיָּ֑ה שֹׁפְטִ֖ים בִּבְאֵ֥ר שָֽׁבַע׃
3 His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
3 וְלֹֽא־הָלְכ֤וּ בָנָיו֙ בְּדַרְכֹו בִּדְרָכָ֔יו וַיִּטּ֖וּ אַחֲרֵ֣י הַבָּ֑צַע וַיִּ֨קְחוּ־שֹׁ֔חַד וַיַּטּ֖וּ מִשְׁפָּֽט׃
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah;
4 וַיִּֽתְקַבְּצ֔וּ כֹּ֖ל זִקְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיָּבֹ֥אוּ אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵ֖ל הָרָמָֽתָה׃
5 and they said to him, Behold, you are old, and your sons don't walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
5 וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ אֵלָ֗יו הִנֵּה֙ אַתָּ֣ה זָקַ֔נְתָּ וּבָנֶ֕יךָ לֹ֥א הָלְכ֖וּ בִּדְרָכֶ֑יךָ עַתָּ֗ה שִֽׂימָה־לָּ֥נוּ מֶ֛לֶךְ לְשָׁפְטֵ֖נוּ כְּכָל־הַגֹּויִֽם׃
6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. Samuel prayed to Yahweh.
6 וַיֵּ֤רַע הַדָּבָר֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר אָמְר֔וּ תְּנָה־לָּ֥נוּ מֶ֖לֶךְ לְשָׁפְטֵ֑נוּ וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֥ל שְׁמוּאֵ֖ל אֶל־יְהוָֽה׃
7 Yahweh said to Samuel, Listen to the voice of the people in all that they tell you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.
7 וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל שְׁמַע֙ בְּקֹ֣ול הָעָ֔ם לְכֹ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־יֹאמְר֖וּ אֵלֶ֑יךָ כִּ֣י לֹ֤א אֹֽתְךָ֙ מָאָ֔סוּ כִּֽי־אֹתִ֥י מָאֲס֖וּ מִמְּלֹ֥ךְ עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃
8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also to you.
8 כְּכָֽל־הַמַּעֲשִׂ֣ים אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂ֗וּ מִיֹּום֩ הַעֲלֹתִ֨י אֹתָ֤ם מִמִּצְרַ֙יִם֙ וְעַד־הַיֹּ֣ום הַזֶּ֔ה וַיַּ֣עַזְבֻ֔נִי וַיַּעַבְד֖וּ אֱלֹהִ֣ים אֲחֵרִ֑ים כֵּ֛ן הֵ֥מָּה עֹשִׂ֖ים גַּם־לָֽךְ׃
9 Now therefore listen to their voice: however you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the manner of the king who shall reign over them.
9 וְעַתָּ֖ה שְׁמַ֣ע בְּקֹולָ֑ם אַ֗ךְ כִּֽי־הָעֵ֤ד תָּעִיד֙ בָּהֶ֔ם וְהִגַּדְתָּ֣ לָהֶ֔ם מִשְׁפַּ֣ט הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִמְלֹ֖ךְ עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃
10 Samuel told all the words of Yahweh to the people who asked of him a king.
10 וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל אֵ֖ת כָּל־דִּבְרֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה אֶל־הָעָ֕ם הַשֹּׁאֲלִ֥ים מֵאִתֹּ֖ו מֶֽלֶךְ׃
11 He said, This will be the manner of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them to him, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and they shall run before his chariots;
11 וַיֹּ֕אמֶר זֶ֗ה יִֽהְיֶה֙ מִשְׁפַּ֣ט הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִמְלֹ֖ךְ עֲלֵיכֶ֑ם אֶת־בְּנֵיכֶ֣ם יִקָּ֗ח וְשָׂ֥ם לֹו֙ בְּמֶרְכַּבְתֹּ֣ו וּבְפָרָשָׁ֔יו וְרָצ֖וּ לִפְנֵ֥י מֶרְכַּבְתֹּֽו׃
12 and he will appoint them to him for captains of thousands, and captains of fifties; and [he will set some] to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and the instruments of his chariots.
12 וְלָשׂ֣וּם לֹ֔ו שָׂרֵ֥י אֲלָפִ֖ים וְשָׂרֵ֣י חֲמִשִּׁ֑ים וְלַחֲרֹ֤שׁ חֲרִישֹׁו֙ וְלִקְצֹ֣ר קְצִירֹ֔ו וְלַעֲשֹׂ֥ות כְּלֵֽי־מִלְחַמְתֹּ֖ו וּכְלֵ֥י רִכְבֹּֽו׃
13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
13 וְאֶת־בְּנֹותֵיכֶ֖ם יִקָּ֑ח לְרַקָּחֹ֥ות וּלְטַבָּחֹ֖ות וּלְאֹפֹֽות׃
14 He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
14 וְאֶתשְ֠־דֹֽותֵיכֶם וְאֶת־כַּרְמֵיכֶ֧ם וְזֵיתֵיכֶ֛ם הַטֹּובִ֖ים יִקָּ֑ח וְנָתַ֖ן לַעֲבָדָֽיו׃
15 He will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
15 וְזַרְעֵיכֶ֥ם וְכַרְמֵיכֶ֖ם יַעְשֹׂ֑ר וְנָתַ֥ן לְסָרִיסָ֖יו וְלַעֲבָדָֽיו׃
16 He will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your best young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
16 וְאֶת־עַבְדֵיכֶם֩ וְֽאֶת־שִׁפְחֹ֨ותֵיכֶ֜ם וְאֶת־בַּחוּרֵיכֶ֧ם הַטֹּובִ֛ים וְאֶת־חֲמֹורֵיכֶ֖ם יִקָּ֑ח וְעָשָׂ֖ה לִמְלַאכְתֹּֽו׃
17 He will take the tenth of your flocks: and you shall be his servants.
17 צֹאנְכֶ֖ם יַעְשֹׂ֑ר וְאַתֶּ֖ם תִּֽהְיוּ־לֹ֥ו לַעֲבָדִֽים׃
18 You shall cry out in that day because of your king whom you shall have chosen you; and Yahweh will not answer you in that day.
18 וּזְעַקְתֶּם֙ בַּיֹּ֣ום הַה֔וּא מִלִּפְנֵ֣י מַלְכְּכֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר בְּחַרְתֶּ֖ם לָכֶ֑ם וְלֹֽא־יַעֲנֶ֧ה יְהוָ֛ה אֶתְכֶ֖ם בַּיֹּ֥ום הַהֽוּא׃
19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No: but we will have a king over us,
19 וַיְמָאֲנ֣וּ הָעָ֔ם לִשְׁמֹ֖עַ בְּקֹ֣ול שְׁמוּאֵ֑ל וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ לֹּ֔א כִּ֥י אִם־מֶ֖לֶךְ יִֽהְיֶ֥ה עָלֵֽינוּ׃
20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
20 וְהָיִ֥ינוּ גַם־אֲנַ֖חְנוּ כְּכָל־הַגֹּויִ֑ם וּשְׁפָטָ֤נוּ מַלְכֵּ֙נוּ֙ וְיָצָ֣א לְפָנֵ֔ינוּ וְנִלְחַ֖ם אֶת־מִלְחֲמֹתֵֽנוּ׃
21 Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of Yahweh.
21 וַיִּשְׁמַ֣ע שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל אֵ֖ת כָּל־דִּבְרֵ֣י הָעָ֑ם וַֽיְדַבְּרֵ֖ם בְּאָזְנֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃
22 Yahweh said to Samuel, Listen to their voice, and make them a king. Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go you every man to his city.
22 וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֤ה אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל֙ שְׁמַ֣ע בְּקֹולָ֔ם וְהִמְלַכְתָּ֥ לָהֶ֖ם מֶ֑לֶךְ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל֙ אֶל־אַנְשֵׁ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְכ֖וּ אִ֥ישׁ לְעִירֹֽו׃