1 Samuel 8:17

“He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee will take the tenth of your sheepe, and ye shall be his seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He will take the tenth of your flocks: and ye shall be his servants.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will take a tenth of your sheep: and you will be his servants.
- Basic English Bible

He will take the tenth of your sheep. And ye shall be his servants.
- Darby Bible

He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye will be his servants.
- Webster's Bible

He will take the tenth of your flocks: and you shall be his servants.
- World English Bible

your flock he doth tithe, and ye are to him for servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He will take the tenth of your flocks; and ye shall be his servants.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:17


8:17 His servants - That is, he will use you like slaves, and deprive you of that liberty which now you enjoy.


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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