1 Samuel 8:9
Good News Translation
So then, listen to them, but give them strict warnings and explain how their kings will treat them."

Contemporary English Version
Do everything they ask, but warn them and tell them how a king will treat them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them.

New American Bible
Now listen to them; but at the same time, give them a solemn warning and inform them of the rights of the king who will rule them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now, therefore, hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them.

hearken unto.

Ezekiel 3:18 If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand.

the manner

1 Samuel 8:11-18 And said: This will be the right of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and put them in his chariots, and will make them his horsemen, and his running footmen, to run before his chariots, . . .

1 Samuel 2:13 Nor the office of the priests to the people: but whosoever had offered a sacrifice, the servant of the priest came, while the flesh was in boiling, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand,

1 Samuel 10:25 And Samuel told the people the law of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord: and Samuel sent away all the people, every one to his own house.

1 Samuel 14:52 And there was a great war against the Philistines all the days of Saul. For whomsoever Saul saw to be a valiant man, and fit for war, he took him to himself.

Ezekiel 45:7,8 For the prince also on the one side and on the other side, according to the separation of the sanctuary, and according to the possession of the city, over against the separation of the sanctuary, and over against the possession of the city: from the side of the sea even to the sea, and from the side of the east even to the east. And the length according to every part from the west border to the east border. . . .

Ezekiel 46:18 And the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by violence, nor of their possession: but out of his own possession he shall give an inheritance to his sons: that my people be not dispersed every man from his possession.

Context
Israel Demands a King
8According to all their works, they have done from the day that I brought them out of Egypt until this day: as they have forsaken me, and served strange gods, so do they also unto thee. 9Now, therefore, hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them.
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:8
According to all their works, they have done from the day that I brought them out of Egypt until this day: as they have forsaken me, and served strange gods, so do they also unto thee.

1 Samuel 8:11
And said: This will be the right of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and put them in his chariots, and will make them his horsemen, and his running footmen, to run before his chariots,

1 Samuel 10:25
And Samuel told the people the law of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord: and Samuel sent away all the people, every one to his own house.

1 Samuel 12:1
And Samuel said to all Israel: Behold I have hearkened to your voice in all that you said to me, and have made a king over you.

Jeremiah 11:7
For protesting I conjured your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt even to this day: rising early I conjured them, and said: Hearken ye to my voice:

Ezekiel 3:18
If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand.

Additional Translations
Now listen to them, but you must solemnly warn them and show them the manner of the king who will reign over them.”Now therefore listen to their voice: however, yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

And now hearken to their voice; only thou shalt solemnly testify to them, and thou shalt describe to them the manner of the king who shall reign over them.

And now hearken unto their voice; only, testify solemnly unto them, and declare unto them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

Now therefore hearken to their voice: yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that will reign over them.

Now therefore listen to their voice: however you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the way of the king who shall reign over them."

And now, hearken to their voice; only, surely thou dost certainly protest to them, and hast declared to them the custom of the king who doth reign over them.'
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