1 Samuel 8:19

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

1 Samuel 8:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
ESV
19 But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, "No! But there shall be a king over us,
NLT
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel’s warning. “Even so, we still want a king,” they said.
MSG
19 But the people wouldn't listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We will have a king to rule us!
CSB
19 The people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We must have a king over us.

1 Samuel 8:19 In-Context

17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us.
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.”
21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Proverbs 1:24; Isaiah 50:2; Isaiah 66:4; Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 8:12; Jeremiah 13:10; Jeremiah 44:16
  • 2. Acts 13:21
  • 3. S ver 5
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