New American Standard Bible
"Then 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."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye have chosen; and Jehovah will not answer you in that day.
World English Bible
You shall cry out in that day because of your king whom you shall have chosen you; and Yahweh will not answer you in that day."
Young's Literal Translation
And ye have cried out in that day because of the king whom ye have chosen for yourselves, and Jehovah doth not answer you in that day.'
1 Samuel 8:18 Parallel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Samuel 8:17
"He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.
And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.
They will pass through the land hard-pressed and famished, and it will turn out that when they are hungry, they will be enraged and curse their king and their God as they face upward.
Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them. Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.
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