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When Samuel grew old, he made his sons judges in Israel.
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And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.
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Deuteronomy 16:18,19 Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment, . . .
Judges 8:22,23 And all the men of Israel said to Gedeon: Rule thou over us, and thy son, and thy son's son: because thou hast delivered us from the hand of Madian. . . .
2 Chronicles 19:5,6 And he set judges of the land in all the fenced cities of Juda, in every place. . . .
Nehemiah 7:2 I commanded Hanani my brother, and Hananias ruler of the house of Jerusalem, (for he seemed as a sincere man, and one that feared God above the rest,)
1 Timothy 5:21 I charge thee, before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by declining to either side.
Judges 5:10 Speak, you that ride upon fair asses, and you that sit in judgment, and walk in the way.
Judges 10:4 Having thirty sons, that rode on thirty ass colts, and were princes of thirty cities, which from his name were called Havoth Jair, that is, the towns of Jair, until this present day, in the land of Galaad.
Judges 12:14 And he had forty sons, and of them thirty grandsons, mounted upon seventy ass colts, and he judged Israel eight years:
ContextIsrael Demands a King
1And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.2Now the name of his firstborn son was Joel: and the name of the second was Abia, judges in Bersabee.…
Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment,
And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.
1 Samuel 12:2
And now the king goeth before you: but I am old and greyheaded: and my sons are with you: having then conversed with you from my youth until this day, behold here I am.
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