Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 8:19-22

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1 Samuel 8:19-22

MSG 19 But the people wouldn't listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We will have a king to rule us! NIV 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. MSG 20 Then we'll be just like all the other nations. Our king will rule us and lead us and fight our battles." NIV 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.” MSG 21 Samuel took in what they said and rehearsed it with God. NIV 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. MSG 22 God told Samuel, "Do what they say. Make them a king." Then Samuel dismissed the men of Israel: "Go home, each of you to your own city." NIV 22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.” Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”

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