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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 8

Introduction

Overview

1 Samuel 8:1, By occasion of the ill government of Samuel’s sons, the Israelites ask a king; 1 Samuel 8:6, Samuel praying in grief, is comforted by God; 1 Samuel 8:10, He tells the manner of a king; 1 Samuel 8:19, God wills Samuel to yield unto the importunity of the people.

Verse 1

am 2892, bc 1112, An, Ex, Is, 379

made his: Deuteronomy 16:18, Deuteronomy 16:19, Judges 8:22, Judges 8:23, 2 Chronicles 19:5, 2 Chronicles 19:6, Nehemiah 7:2, 1 Timothy 5:21

sons judges: Judges 5:10, Judges 10:4, Judges 12:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:6 - the judges 1 Samuel 2:22 - Now 1 Samuel 12:2 - I am old 1 Samuel 14:52 - when Saul

Verse 2

Joel: 1 Chronicles 6:28, 1 Chronicles 6:38, Vashni

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:6 - the judges 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Joel 1 Chronicles 5:12 - Joel 1 Chronicles 15:17 - Heman

Verse 3

his sons: 2 Samuel 15:4, 1 Kings 12:6-:, 2 Kings 21:1-Leviticus :, Ecclesiastes 2:19, Jeremiah 22:15-Esther :

but turned: Exodus 18:21, Deuteronomy 16:19, Psalms 15:5, Psalms 26:10, Isaiah 33:15, 1 Timothy 3:3, 1 Timothy 6:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:8 - thou shalt take 1 Samuel 12:2 - my sons 1 Samuel 12:12 - Nay Job 15:34 - the tabernacles Proverbs 15:27 - He that is Proverbs 17:21 - that Proverbs 17:23 - General Ecclesiastes 7:7 - a gift Hosea 4:18 - her Amos 5:12 - take Micah 3:11 - heads Acts 24:26 - hoped Ephesians 5:3 - covetousness

Verse 4

the elders: Exodus 3:16, Exodus 24:1, 2 Samuel 5:3

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 7:17 - his return 1 Kings 21:7 - Dost thou now Hosea 5:8 - Ramah

Verse 5

now make: 1 Samuel 8:6-Ruth :, 1 Samuel 8:19, 1 Samuel 8:20, 1 Samuel 12:17, Numbers 23:9, Deuteronomy 17:14, Deuteronomy 17:15, Hosea 13:10, Hosea 13:11, Acts 13:21

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:20 - If the men Judges 2:17 - they would Judges 8:22 - Rule thou 1 Samuel 9:20 - on whom 1 Samuel 12:2 - I am old 1 Samuel 12:12 - Nay 1 Samuel 12:13 - whom ye Proverbs 24:21 - meddle Ezekiel 20:32 - We will Micah 5:1 - judge

Verse 6

displeased: Heb. was evil in the eyes of, 1 Samuel 12:17

prayed: 1 Samuel 15:11, Exodus 32:21, Exodus 32:32, Numbers 16:15, Numbers 16:22, Numbers 16:46, Ezra 9:3-Deuteronomy :, Psalms 109:4, Luke 6:11, Luke 6:12, Philippians 4:6, James 1:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:8 - pleased not Exodus 17:2 - Give us Exodus 18:23 - God Exodus 21:8 - please not Judges 8:23 - the Lord 1 Samuel 8:5 - now make 1 Samuel 12:12 - Nay 1 Kings 21:2 - seem good to thee Hosea 13:10 - thy judges Micah 5:1 - judge

Verse 7

Hearken: Numbers 22:20, Psalms 81:11, Psalms 81:12, Isaiah 66:4, Hosea 13:10, Hosea 13:11

they have not: 1 Samuel 10:19, 1 Samuel 12:17-Psalms :, Exodus 16:8, Matthew 10:24, Matthew 10:25, Matthew 10:40, Luke 10:16, Luke 19:14, Luke 19:27, John 13:16, John 15:20, John 15:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:12 - hearken Exodus 18:23 - God Numbers 16:11 - against Judges 8:23 - the Lord 1 Samuel 8:22 - General 1 Samuel 12:12 - when the Lord Jeremiah 7:25 - the day Jeremiah 34:14 - but Ezekiel 2:3 - rebelled Ezekiel 3:7 - Israel will Hosea 11:2 - they called Mark 8:31 - rejected Luke 17:25 - rejected John 12:48 - rejecteth Acts 5:4 - thou hast Acts 7:35 - Moses Acts 7:52 - Which of Acts 15:2 - should Acts 22:8 - whom Romans 10:21 - a disobedient 1 Thessalonians 4:8 - despiseth

Verse 8

Exodus 14:11, Exodus 14:12, Exodus 16:3, Exodus 17:2, Exodus 32:1, Numbers 14:2-:, Numbers 16:2, Numbers 16:3, Numbers 16:41, Deuteronomy 9:24, Judges 2:2, Judges 2:3, Judges 2:20, Judges 4:1, Judges 6:1, Judges 13:1, Psalms 78:56-James :, Psalms 106:14-Ecclesiastes :, Psalms 106:34-Matthew :, Acts 7:51-2 Thessalonians :

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 7:25 - the day Jeremiah 34:14 - but Ezekiel 2:3 - rebelled Ezekiel 20:13 - rebelled Acts 7:35 - Moses Acts 7:52 - Which of Romans 10:21 - a disobedient

Verse 9

hearken unto: or, obey

howbeit: etc. or, notwithstanding when thou hast solemnly protested against them, then thou shalt shew, etc. Ezekiel 3:18

the manner: 1 Samuel 8:11-Job :, 1 Samuel 2:13, 1 Samuel 10:25, 1 Samuel 14:52, Ezekiel 45:7, Ezekiel 45:8, Ezekiel 46:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:12 - hearken 1 Samuel 10:1 - captain 2 Kings 17:26 - know not Jeremiah 11:7 - I earnestly 1 Corinthians 15:31 - protest

Verse 10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 43:1 - all the words

Verse 11

This will: 1 Samuel 10:25, Deuteronomy 17:14-Proverbs :

He will take: 1 Samuel 14:52, 1 Kings 9:22, 1 Kings 9:23, 1 Kings 10:26, 1 Kings 12:4, 1 Kings 12:10, 2 Chronicles 26:10-Ezra :

run: 2 Samuel 15:1, 1 Kings 1:5, 1 Kings 18:46

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:16 - multiply horses 1 Samuel 8:9 - the manner 1 Samuel 13:2 - chose 1 Samuel 22:7 - captains 1 Samuel 22:17 - footmen 1 Kings 14:27 - guard 2 Chronicles 8:9 - they were men 2 Chronicles 10:4 - Thy father Jeremiah 17:25 - riding

Verse 12

appoint: 1 Chronicles 27:1-Song of Solomon :

and will set: 1 Kings 4:7, 1 Kings 4:22, 1 Kings 4:23, 1 Kings 4:27, 1 Kings 4:28, 2 Chronicles 32:28, 2 Chronicles 32:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:6 - earing Exodus 18:21 - rulers of thousands Exodus 34:21 - earing Deuteronomy 1:15 - captains over thousands 1 Samuel 18:13 - removed 1 Samuel 22:7 - captains 2 Samuel 18:1 - captains of thousands 1 Kings 9:22 - but they were men 1 Chronicles 12:18 - captains of the band 1 Chronicles 15:25 - captains 2 Chronicles 8:9 - they were men 2 Chronicles 25:5 - captains over thousands Ecclesiastes 5:9 - the king Isaiah 3:3 - captain Isaiah 30:24 - ear the ground Micah 5:2 - thousands

Verse 13

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 8:18 - and the Lord

Verse 14

1 Samuel 22:7, 1 Kings 21:7, 1 Kings 21:19, Ezekiel 46:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:2 - Give me

Verse 15

officers: Heb. eunuchs, Genesis 37:36, Isaiah 39:7, Daniel 1:3, Daniel 1:7-2 Samuel :, Daniel 1:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:24 - the fifth part 1 Samuel 22:7 - give 2 Chronicles 18:8 - officers Nehemiah 5:15 - even their Esther 4:4 - chamberlains Hebrews 7:2 - a tenth

Verse 16

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 3:7 - threescore

Verse 17

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 7:16 - he went 1 Samuel 17:8 - servants to Saul Hebrews 7:2 - a tenth

Verse 18

cry out: Isaiah 8:21

and the Lord: "Hitherto," says Puffendorf, "the people of Israel had lived under governors raised up by God, who had exacted no tribute of them, nor put them to any charge; but little content with this form of government, they desire to have a king like other nations, who should live in magnificence and pomp, keep armies, and be able to resist any invasion. Samuel informs them what it was they desired; that, when they understood it, they might consider whether they would persist in their choice. If they would have a king splendidly attended, he tells them that he would take their sons for his chariots, etc.: if they would have him keep up constant forces, then he would appoint them for colonels and captains, and employ those in his wars who were accustomed to follow their family business; and since, after the manner of other kings, he must keep a stately court, they must be content that their daughters should serve in several offices, which the king would think below the dignity of his wives and daughters - 1 Samuel 8:13. In one word, that, to sustain his dignity, their king would exact the tenth of all they possessed, and be maintained in a royal manner out of their estates."

will not hear: Job 27:9, Psalms 18:41, Proverbs 1:25-Hosea :, Proverbs 21:13, Isaiah 1:15, Micah 3:4, Luke 13:25

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:11 - I will add 2 Chronicles 10:11 - I will put

Verse 19

refused to obey: Psalms 81:11, Jeremiah 7:13, Jeremiah 44:16, Ezekiel 33:31

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:14 - I will set 1 Samuel 8:5 - now make 1 Samuel 9:20 - on whom 1 Samuel 10:1 - captain 1 Samuel 10:19 - And ye have 1 Samuel 11:15 - rejoiced greatly 1 Samuel 12:1 - Behold 1 Samuel 12:12 - Nay Hosea 13:10 - thy judges Hebrews 13:17 - Obey

Verse 20

1 Samuel 8:5, Exodus 33:16, Leviticus 20:24-Ezekiel :, Numbers 23:9, Deuteronomy 7:6, Psalms 106:35, John 15:19, Romans 12:12, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Philippians 3:20, 1 Peter 2:9

Reciprocal: Numbers 27:17 - go out Deuteronomy 17:14 - I will set 1 Samuel 12:2 - walketh 1 Samuel 12:12 - Nay Hosea 13:10 - thy judges

Verse 21

he rehearsed: Judges 11:11

Verse 22

1 Samuel 8:7, Hosea 13:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:23 - God

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-samuel-8.html.