1 Samuel 8:16

“And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee will take your men seruants, and your mayd seruants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use {them} for his work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will take your men-servants and your servant-girls, and the best of your oxen and your asses and put them to his work.
- Basic English Bible

And he will take your bondmen, and your bondwomen, and your comeliest young men, and your asses, and use them for his work.
- Darby Bible

And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your most choice young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:16


8:16 Will take - By constraint, and without sufficient recompense.


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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