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1 Samuel 8:1

    1 Samuel 8:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now when Samuel was old, he made his sons judges over Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    World English Bible

    It happened, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 8:1

    When Samuel was old - Supposed to be about sixty.

    He made his sons judges - He appointed them as his lieutenants to superintend certain affairs in Beer-sheba, which he could not conveniently attend to himself. But they were never judges in the proper sense of the word; Samuel was the last judge in Israel, and he judged it to the day of his death. See 1 Samuel 7:16.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 8:1

    This verse implies a long period, probably not less than 20 years, of which we have no account except what is contained in the brief notice in 1 Samuel 7:13-17. The general idea conveyed is of a time of peace and prosperity, analogous to that under other Judges.