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The Great Gazetteer of the World, Known and Unknown

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The Great Gazetteer of the World, Known and Unknown

by Jerry Stratton

Copyright ©2011

The elders of Israel gathered together, and came to Samuel, and said to him, “behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways. Make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”

The thing displeased Samuel, and he prayed to the Lord. The Lord said unto Samuel, “hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee, for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. Show them the manner of kings.”

And Samuel told the words of the Lord unto the people. He said, “this will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you. He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over thousands, and captains over fifties, and will set them to plow his ground and reap his harvest, to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.”

“He will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks and bakers. He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. He will take the tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give them to his officers and appointees.”

“He will take your servants and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your oxen, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your sheep, and you shall be his servants. You shall cry out on that day because of your king whom you have chosen, and the Lord will hear you not.”

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September 8, 2018