1 Samuel 8:17
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New American Standard Bible
"He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.

King James Bible
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

Darby Bible Translation
He will take the tenth of your sheep. And ye shall be his servants.

World English Bible
He will take the tenth of your flocks: and you shall be his servants.

Young's Literal Translation
your flock he doth tithe, and ye are to him for servants.

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1 Samuel 8:17 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 8:16
"He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work.

1 Samuel 8:18
"Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."

1 Samuel 17:8
He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel and said to them, "Why do you come out to draw up in battle array? Am I not the Philistine and you servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me.

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