1 Samuel 8

1 Samuel 8 – New International Version (NIV) Israel Asks for a King When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.[a] The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. But his sons did not...

1 Samuel 11

1 Samuel 11 – New International Version (NIV) Saul Rescues the City of Jabesh Nahash[a] the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh Gilead. And all the men of Jabesh said to him, “Make a treaty with us, and we will be subject to you.” But Nahash the Ammonite...