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1 Samuel 8:19-20 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No! but we will have a king over us, 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a king over us.
20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles." 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."