1 Samuel 8:20
Modern Translations
New International Version
Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles."

New Living Translation
“We want to be like the nations around us. Our king will judge us and lead us into battle.”

English Standard Version
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

Berean Study Bible
Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to judge us, to go out before us, and to fight our battles.”

New American Standard Bible
so that we also may be like all the nations, and our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

NASB 1995
that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles."

NASB 1977
that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

Amplified Bible
so that we too may be like all the nations [around us], that our king may judge [and govern] us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then we’ll be like all the other nations: our king will judge us, go out before us, and fight our battles.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then we'll be like all the other nations: our king will judge us, go out before us, and fight our battles."

Good News Translation
so that we will be like other nations, with our own king to rule us and to lead us out to war and to fight our battles."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then we, too, will be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us, lead us out [to war], and fight our battles."

International Standard Version
We, too, will be like all the nations! Our king will govern us and go out before us to fight our battles."

NET Bible
We will be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us and fight our battles."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

New King James Version
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

King James 2000 Bible
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

New Heart English Bible
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles."

World English Bible
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles."

American King James Version
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

American Standard Version
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

A Faithful Version
And we shall be, also we, like all the nations, so that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles."

Darby Bible Translation
that we also may be like all the nations; and our king shall judge us, and go out before us, and conduct our wars.

English Revised Version
that we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

Webster's Bible Translation
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And we also will be like all other nations, and our King shall iudge vs, and goe out before vs, and fight our battels.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
That we may be lyke other nations, and that our king may iudge vs, and go out before vs, and fight our battailes.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
yt we maye be as all other Heithe, yt or kynge maie iudge vs, & go forth before vs, and gouerne oure warres.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and we have been, even we, like all the nations; and our king has judged us, and gone out before us, and fought our battles.”

Young's Literal Translation
and we have been, even we, like all the nations; and our king hath judged us, and gone out before us, and fought our battles.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And we were as all the nations; and our king judged us and went out before us, and fought our battles.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And we also will be like all nations: and our king shall judge us, and go out before us, and tight our battles for us.

Catholic Public Domain Version
and we shall be just like all the Gentiles. And our king will judge us, and he will go out before us, and he will fight our wars for us.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And we will also be like all of the nations, and our King will judge us, and he will go forth before us and he shall fight our battles!”

Lamsa Bible
That we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
that we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An we also will be like all the nations; and our king shall judge us, and shall go out before us, and fight our battles.








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