1 Samuel 8:14

“And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliue-yards, euen the best of them, and giue them to his seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give {them} to his servants.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will take your fields and your vine-gardens and your olive-gardens, all the best of them, and give them to his servants.
- Basic English Bible

And your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, the best, will he take and give to his servants.
- Darby Bible

And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
- Webster's Bible

He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive groves, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
- World English Bible

and your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-yards -- the best -- he doth take, and hath given to his servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:14


8:14 Your fields - By fraud or force, as Ahab did from Naboth. His servants - He will not only take the fruits of your lands for his own use, but will take away your possessions to give to his servants.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 8

  • Riki
    There is a great lesson to learn in this passage. The people are not trust God. The Israelite rejected God they are bored of His stuffs they needed different stuffs. Hence, comes a great problem, they are been warned but so adamant to listen to the call. As the Word of God says "those who trust in God are like mountain Zion ..." We should learn to trust and believe in God alone.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Even though Samuel set a good example as a parent, his sons did not follow his example. Each individual has the free will to decide which course he or she will take.
  • April
    The eal trouble began oit of Egypht,verse8 this ch,father explains that it wasn't just now,they have been coming and foing as they please,crying out when in trouble,and he Hearkend,but here we are now and still they are not satisfied,they so easily said no big deal when told what would happen to them all,and once in this grave peril,they WILL care,wowsers how often are WE like this :-O,be with us.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Not allowing God to be their king is the beginning of trouble for the Israelites.
  • Ms.Butler
    The bible say warning comes before destruction and they was warned trying to be like other nations going against what God has already established u pay a price
  • Ira
    Israel was discontent with GOD, so they sought pleasure elsewhere, we are still doing that today we tend to lean more on our own will, instead of GOD 's DEVINE WILL.

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