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1 Samuel 8:17-22 NIV

17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”

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19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us.

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20 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.”

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      21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD.

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      22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.” Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”

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          Study tools for 1 Samuel 8:17-22

          • a 8:1 - Traditionally "judges"
          • b 8:5 - Traditionally "judge" ; also in verses 6 and 20
          • c 8:16 - Septuagint; Hebrew "young men"