1 Samuel 8:2

“Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now the name of his first borne was Ioel, and the name of his second, Abiah: they were Iudges in Beer-sheba.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; {they} were judging in Beersheba.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The name of his first son was Joel and the name of his second Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.
- Basic English Bible

And the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah; they judged in Beer-sheba.
- Darby Bible

Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.
- Webster's Bible

Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba.
- World English Bible

And the name of his first-born son is Joel, and the name of his second Abiah, judges in Beer-Sheba:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beer-sheba.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:2


8:2 Beer - sheba - In the southern border of the land of Canaan, which were very remote from his house at Ramah; where, and in the neighbouring places Samuel himself still executing the office of judge.


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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