Bible VersionsNIV1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Samuel 8:9; 1 Samuel 8:22
1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Samuel 8:9; 1 Samuel 8:22 (New International Version)
And the LORD told him: "Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.
Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do."
The LORD answered, "Listen to them and give them a king." Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Everyone go back to his town."
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