ContextWarning concerning a King
10So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king. 11He said, This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots. 12He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants. 15He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants. 16He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work. 17He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants. 18Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.
19Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, No, but there shall be a king over us, 20that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles. 21Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the LORDS hearing. 22The LORD said to Samuel, Listen to their voice and appoint them a king. So Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go every man to his city.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Samuel told all the words of Jehovah unto the people that asked of him a king.
Then Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people that had desired a king of him,
Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel spoke all the words of Jehovah to the people that asked of him a king.
English Revised Version
And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people that asked of him a king.
World English Bible
Samuel told all the words of Yahweh to the people who asked of him a king.
Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel speaketh all the words of Jehovah unto the people who are asking from him a king,
Library'Make us a King'
'Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel, onto Ramah, 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. 6. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. 7. And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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