1 Samuel 8:3

“And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his sonnes walked not in his wayes, but turned aside after lucre, and tooke bribes, & peruerted iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his sons did not go in his ways, but moved by the love of money took rewards, and were not upright in judging.
- Basic English Bible

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
- Darby Bible

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
- Webster's Bible

His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
- World English Bible

and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:3


8:3 Took bribes - Opportunity and temptation discovered that corruption in them which 'till now was hid from their father. It has often been the grief of holy men, that their children did not tread in their steps. So far from it, that the sons of eminently good men, have been often eminently wicked.


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