1 Samuel 8:4
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New American Standard Bible
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;

King James Bible
Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,

Darby Bible Translation
Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah,

World English Bible
Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah;

Young's Literal Translation
And all the elders of Israel gather themselves together, and come in unto Samuel to Ramath,

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1 Samuel 8:4 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 7:17
Then his return was to Ramah, for his house was there, and there he judged Israel; and he built there an altar to the LORD.

1 Samuel 8:10
So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king.

1 Samuel 11:3
The elders of Jabesh said to him, "Let us alone for seven days, that we may send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. Then, if there is no one to deliver us, we will come out to you."

2 Samuel 3:17
Now Abner had consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, "In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.

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