1 Samuel 8:9
Modern Translations
New International Version
Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights."

New Living Translation
Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them.”

English Standard Version
Now then, obey their voice; only you shall solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

Berean Study Bible
Now listen to them, but you must solemnly warn them and show them the manner of the king who will reign over them.”

New American Standard Bible
Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall warn them strongly and tell them of the practice of the king who will reign over them.”

NASB 1995
"Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them."

NASB 1977
“Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them.”

Amplified Bible
So now listen to their voice; only solemnly warn them and tell them the ways of the king who will reign over them.”

Christian Standard Bible
Listen to them, but solemnly warn them and tell them about the customary rights of the king who will reign over them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to them, but you must solemnly warn them and tell them about the rights of the king who will rule over them."

Contemporary English Version
Do everything they ask, but warn them and tell them how a king will treat them.

Good News Translation
So then, listen to them, but give them strict warnings and explain how their kings will treat them."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to them now, but be sure to warn them and tell them about the rights of a king."

International Standard Version
Now, listen to them, but you are to clearly warn them and inform them about how the king who rules over them will operate."

NET Bible
So now do as they say. But seriously warn them and make them aware of the policies of the king who will rule over them."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

New King James Version
Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: however protest solemnly unto them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore listen to their voice: however you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the way of the king who shall reign over them."

World English Bible
Now therefore listen to their voice: however you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the way of the king who shall reign over them."

American King James Version
Now therefore listen to their voice: however, yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

American Standard Version
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

A Faithful Version
And now hearken to their voice. Only, you shall surely protest solemnly to them, and show them the kind of king who shall reign over them."

Darby Bible Translation
And now hearken unto their voice; only, testify solemnly unto them, and declare unto them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

English Revised Version
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore hearken to their voice: yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that will reign over them.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Nowe therefore hearken vnto their voyce: howbeit yet testifie vnto them, and shewe them the maner of ye King that shall reigne ouer them.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Now therefore hearken vnto their voyce: howbeit yet testifie vnto them, & shewe them the maner of the king that shall raigne ouer them.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Herke now therfore vnto their voyce. Yet testifye vnto them, and shewe them the lawe of the kynge that shall raigne ouer them.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And now, listen to their voice; only, surely you certainly protest to them, and have declared to them the custom of the king who reigns over them.”

Young's Literal Translation
And now, hearken to their voice; only, surely thou dost certainly protest to them, and hast declared to them the custom of the king who doth reign over them.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And now hear to their voice: but protesting, thou shalt protest to them, and announce to them the judgment of the king who shall reign over them.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Now therefore, hear their voice. Yet truly, testify to them and foretell to them the rights of the king who will reign over them.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And now listen to their voice, however, certainly testify to them and show them the law of the King who will reign over them”

Lamsa Bible
Now therefore hearken to their voice; but testify solemnly to them, and show them the law of the king who shall reign over them.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore hearken unto their voice; howbeit thou shalt earnestly forewarn them, and shalt declare unto them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now hearken to their voice; only thou shalt solemnly testify to them, and thou shalt describe to them the manner of the king who shall reign over them.








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