1 Samuel 8:3
Modern Translations
New International Version
But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

New Living Translation
But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.

English Standard Version
Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice.

Berean Study Bible
But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside toward dishonest gain, accepting bribes and perverting justice.

New American Standard Bible
His sons, however, did not walk in his ways but turned aside after dishonest gain, and they took bribes and perverted justice.

NASB 1995
His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

NASB 1977
His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

Amplified Bible
His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

Christian Standard Bible
However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest profit, took bribes, and perverted justice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, his sons did not walk in his ways--they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

Contemporary English Version
But they were not like their father. They were dishonest and accepted bribes to give unfair decisions.

Good News Translation
But they did not follow their father's example; they were interested only in making money, so they accepted bribes and did not decide cases honestly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sons didn't follow their father's example but turned to dishonest ways of making money. They took bribes and denied people justice.

International Standard Version
His sons did not follow Samuel's example. Instead, they pursued dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

NET Bible
But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

New King James Version
But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

King James 2000 Bible
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

New Heart English Bible
His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

World English Bible
His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

American King James Version
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

American Standard Version
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

A Faithful Version
Yet his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

English Revised Version
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And his sonnes walked not in his wayes, but turned aside after lucre, and tooke rewards, and peruerted the iudgement.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And his sonnes walked not in his wayes, but turned aside after lucre, and tooke rewarde, and peruerted the ryght.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Neuertheles his sonnes walked not in his wayes, but enclyned vnto couetousnes, & toke giftes, & wraysted the lawe.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.

Smith's Literal Translation
And his sons went not in his way, and they will incline after plunder, and they will take a gift, and they will turn away from judgment.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Catholic Public Domain Version
But his sons did not walk in his ways. Instead, they turned aside, pursuing avarice. And they accepted bribes, and they perverted judgment.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And his sons did not walk in his ways, and they turned away after deceit and they took bribes and turned away justice

Lamsa Bible
But his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes and perverted judgment.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his sons did not walk in his way; and they turned aside after gain, and took gifts, and perverted judgments.








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