1 Samuel 8:4

“Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then all the Elders of Israel gathered themselues together, and came to Samuel vnto Ramah,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then all the responsible men of Israel got together and went to Samuel at Ramah,
- Basic English Bible

Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah,
- Darby Bible

Then all the elders of Israel assembled, and came to Samuel to Ramah,
- Webster's Bible

Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah;
- World English Bible

And all the elders of Israel gather themselves together, and come in unto Samuel to Ramath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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