1 Samuel 12:13
New International Version
Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the LORD has set a king over you.

New Living Translation
All right, here is the king you have chosen. You asked for him, and the LORD has granted your request.

English Standard Version
And now behold the king whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

Berean Study Bible
Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you requested. Behold, the LORD has placed a king over you.

New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

New King James Version
“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the LORD has set a king over you.

King James Bible
Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

Christian Standard Bible
"Now here is the king you've chosen, the one you requested. Look, this is the king the LORD has placed over you.

Contemporary English Version
You asked for a king, and you chose one. Now he stands here where all of you can see him. But it was really the LORD who made him your king.

Good News Translation
"Now here is the king you chose; you asked for him, and now the LORD has given him to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Now here is the king you've chosen, the one you requested. Look, this is the king the LORD has placed over you.

International Standard Version
"Now, here is the king you have chosen, the one whom you asked for. See, the Lord has appointed a king over you.

NET Bible
Now look! Here is the king you have chosen--the one that you asked for! Look, the LORD has given you a king!

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore see the king whom you have chosen, and whom you have asked for: and look, the LORD has set a king over you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Now, here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for. See, the LORD has put a king over you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have asked for; and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

New American Standard 1977
“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, behold the king whom ye have chosen and whom ye have desired! Behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore behold the king whom you have chosen, and whom you have desired! and, behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

American King James Version
Now therefore behold the king whom you have chosen, and whom you have desired! and, behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

American Standard Version
Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have asked for: and, behold, Jehovah hath set a king over you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now behold the king whom ye have chosen; and behold, the Lord has set a king over you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore your king is here, whom you have chosen and desired: Behold the Lord hath given you a king.

Darby Bible Translation
And now behold, the king whom ye have chosen, whom ye have asked for! and behold, Jehovah has set a king over you.

English Revised Version
Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have asked for: and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore, behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

World English Bible
Now therefore see the king whom you have chosen, and whom you have asked for: and behold, Yahweh has set a king over you.

Young's Literal Translation
And, now, lo, the king whom ye have chosen -- whom ye have asked! and lo, Jehovah hath placed over you a king.
Study Bible
Samuel's Farewell Address
12But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, ‘No, we must have a king to rule over us’—even though the LORD your God was your king. 13Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you requested. Behold, the king whom the LORD has placed over you. 14If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and if you do not rebel against the command of the LORD, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God, then all will be well.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:5
"Look," they said, "you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king to judge us like all the other nations."

1 Samuel 9:20
As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them, for they have been found. And upon whom is all the desire of Israel, if not upon you and on all your father's house?"

1 Samuel 10:24
Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the one the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people." And all the people shouted, "Long live the king!"

1 Samuel 12:17
Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call on the LORD to send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you have committed in the sight of the LORD by asking for a king."

1 Samuel 12:19
They pleaded with Samuel, "Pray to the LORD your God for your servants so that we will not die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of asking for a king."

Hosea 13:11
So in My anger I gave you a king, and in My wrath I took him away.

Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore behold the king whom you have chosen, and whom you have desired! and, behold, the LORD has set a king over you.

behold

1 Samuel 10:24
And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.

1 Samuel 11:15
And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

whom ye

1 Samuel 8:5
And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

1 Samuel 9:20
And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?

have desired

Psalm 78:29-31
So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire; …

Hosea 13:11
I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

Acts 13:21
And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.







Lexicon
Now
וְעַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

here
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

is the king
הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

you have chosen,
בְּחַרְתֶּ֖ם (bə·ḥar·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select

the one
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you requested.
שְׁאֶלְתֶּ֑ם (šə·’el·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

Behold,
וְהִנֵּ֨ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

the king [whom]
מֶֽלֶךְ׃ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has placed
נָתַ֧ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

over you.
עֲלֵיכֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(13) Now therefore, behold the king whom ye have chosen.--The seer now turns from the story of the past and its sad lessons to the present. "You now have your wish--behold your king. The Eternal has seen fit to grant your petition. His--again pointing to Saul--election rests on the will of the invisible King, whom virtually you have rejected."

Verse 13. - Behold the king whom ye have chosen!... behold, Jehovah hath set a king over you. We have here the two sides of the transaction. The people had desired a king, chosen and appointed by themselves, to represent the nation in temporal matters; Jehovah gave them a king to represent himself, with authority coming from God, and limited by God. Most, too, of the kings of Judah were as truly representatives of Jehovah as any of the judges had been, and David even more so. Desired is rather "demanded," "required." They had done much more than desire a king. 12:6-15 The work of ministers is to reason with people; not only to exhort and direct, but to persuade, to convince men's judgments, and so to gain their wills and affections. Samuel reasons of the righteous acts of the Lord. Those who follow God faithfully, he will enable to continue following him. Disobedience would certainly be the ruin of Israel. We mistake if we think that we can escape God's justice, by trying to shake off his dominion. If we resolve that God shall not rule us, yet he will judge us.
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