|The Message (MSG)
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7 God answered Samuel, "Go ahead and do what they're asking. They are not rejecting you. They've rejected me as their King.
7 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.
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