Bible VersionsCEB1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 8:19-20
1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 8:19-20 (Common English Bible)
They said to him, "Listen. You are old now, and your sons don't follow in your footsteps. So appoint us a king to judge us like all the other nations have."
But the people refused to listen to Samuel and said, "No! There must be a king over us
so we can be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us and fight our battles."
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