English Standard Version
And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
King James Bible
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
American Standard Version
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye shall have chosen you; and Jehovah will not answer you in that day.
And you shall cry out in that day from the face of the king, whom you have chosen to yourselves. and the Lord will not hear you in that day, because you desired unto yourselves a king.
English Revised Version
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not answer you in that day.
Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen for yourselves; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
"And to make himself chiefs over thousands and over fifties;" - the greatest and smallest military officers are mentioned, instead of all the soldiers and officers (comp. Numbers 31:14; 2 Kings 1:9., with Exodus 18:21, Exodus 18:25). ולשׂוּם is also dependent upon יקּח (1 Samuel 8:11), - "and to plough his field (חרישׁ, lit. the ploughed), and reap his harvest, and make his instruments of war and instruments of his chariots."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and the Lord
.) In one word, that, to sustain his dignity, their king would exact the tenth of all they possessed, and be maintained in a royal manner out of their estates.'
will not hear
1 Samuel 8:17
He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves.
because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof,
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward.
Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them; he will hide his face from them at that time, because they have made their deeds evil.
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