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The People of Israel Want a King

1-2 Samuel had two sons. The older one was Joel, and the younger one was Abijah. When Samuel was getting old, he let them be leaders[a] at Beersheba. But they were not like their father. They were dishonest and accepted bribes to give unfair decisions.

One day the nation’s leaders came to Samuel at Ramah

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Footnotes

  1. 7.15; 8.1,2,5 leader: The Hebrew word could mean an army commander, a judge, and a religious leader.

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