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

Read 1 Samuel 8:19 Using Other Translations

Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, "No! But there shall be a king over us,
But the people refused to listen to Samuel’s warning. “Even so, we still want a king,” they said.