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.”

Read 1 Samuel 8:20 Using Other Translations

That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles."
“We want to be like the nations around us. Our king will judge us and lead us into battle.”