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The name of his oldest son was Joel; the name of the second was Abijah. They served as judges in Beer-sheba. But Samuel’s sons didn’t follow in his footsteps. They tried to turn a profit, they accepted bribes, and they perverted justice.

So all the Israelite elders got together and went to Samuel at Ramah.

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The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah,(A) and they served at Beersheba.(B) But his sons(C) did not follow his ways. They turned aside(D) after dishonest gain and accepted bribes(E) and perverted(F) justice.

So all the elders(G) of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.(H)

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