1 Samuel 8:15

“And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and giue to his officers, and to his seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will take a tenth of your seed and of the fruit of your vines and give it to his servants.
- Basic English Bible

And he will take the tenth of your seed and of your vineyards, and give to his chamberlains and to his servants.
- Darby Bible

And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
- Webster's Bible

He will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
- World English Bible

And your seed and your vineyards he doth tithe, and hath given to his eunuchs, and to his servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:15


8:15 The tenth - Besides the several tenths which God hath reserved for his service, he will, when he pleaseth, impose another tenth upon you. Officers - Heb. To his eunuchs, which may imply a farther injury, that he should against the command of God, make some of his people eunuchs; and take those into his court and favour, which God would have cast out of the congregation.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 8

  • 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.
  • Tesh
    When israilites ask of king from God,they were simple saying to God we r tired of ur ways,we r tired to not resemble de world which we live in.they saw God instructions not gud for them Anymore,the God who took them out of egypt .2ven todae we want to resemble ths world,our characters r of ths world not of our serviour, The church hs became a place whr we meet n tok about pple ,about hw our week was wen this n that happened rather than seeking de one who continueously show us his love each n everydae.God says those who seek me wth poor heart they will find me,let us seek Him while we are able not till is tooo late.amen
  • Doris Downs
    Yes the people asked for a king and that what they got but until they know who they are and who they are serving it will remain that way they will always serve G d Govt documents as they re king

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