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.


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