New Living Translation
But the people refused to listen to Samuel's warning. "Even so, we still want a king," they said.
King James Bible
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
Darby Bible Translation
And the people refused to hearken to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No, but there shall be a king over us,
World English Bible
But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No; but we will have a king over us,
Young's Literal Translation
And the people refuse to hearken to the voice of Samuel, and say, 'Nay, but a king is over us,
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Commentary1 Samuel 8:19 Parallel Commentaries
"You are about to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you. When you take it over and settle there, you may think, 'We should select a king to rule over us like the other nations around us.'
1 Samuel 12:12
"But when you were afraid of Nahash, the king of Ammon, you came to me and said that you wanted a king to reign over you, even though the LORD your God was already your king.
I will send them great trouble--all the things they feared. For when I called, they did not answer. When I spoke, they did not listen. They deliberately sinned before my very eyes and chose to do what they know I despise."
"We will not listen to your messages from the LORD!
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