1 Samuel 12:19

“And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 12:19

And all the people said vnto Samuel, Pray for thy seruants vnto the Lord thy God, that we die not: for we haue added vnto all our sinnes, this euil, to aske vs a King.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, so that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins {this} evil by asking for ourselves a king."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto Jehovah thy God, that we die not; for we have added unto all our sins `this' evil, to ask us a king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people said to Samuel, Make prayer for us to the Lord your God so that death may not overtake us: for in addition to all our sins we have done this evil, in desiring a king.
- Basic English Bible

And all the people said to Samuel, Pray to Jehovah thy God for thy servants, that we die not; for we have added to all our sins the wickedness to ask for ourselves a king.
- Darby Bible

And all the people said to Samuel, Pray for thy servants to the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.
- Webster's Bible

All the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to Yahweh your God, that we not die; for we have added to all our sins [this] evil, to ask us a king."
- World English Bible

and all the people say unto Samuel, `Pray for thy servants unto Jehovah thy God, and we do not die, for we have added to all our sins evil to ask for us a king.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all the people said unto Samuel: 'Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not; for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 12:19

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 12:19


12:19 Thy God - Whom thou hast so great an interest in, while we are ashamed and afraid to call him our God.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 12:19

  • Ramimy on 1 Samuel 12:19
    See Deot 8, so asking for King to lead them is against God's will.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on 1 Samuel 12:19
    Read 1 Samuel 8 as they rejected the Lord as King and wanted a man.
  • A RACERS on 1 Samuel 12:19
    what do it mean
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 Samuel 12:19
    They was to obey God but they wanted a king like other nations. God gave them a king and all hell broke out.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Samuel 12:19
    If you go back to 1 Sam chapter 8, you will see that since prophet Samuel was getting old & his sons were a useless, evil pair, the people cried out to have a king rule over them, just the heathen nations had over them. Samuel warned them about this after consulting with God but the people wouldn't listen. And this displeased God as it showed that His people no longer wanted to put their trust in Him for their blessings & battles, but to have a human king to reign over them. And you've read about this in chapter 12 when Samuel rehearsed with them how God blessed His people when they followed Him but when they turned away, they suffered badly.

    So, to prove to them that God was angry at them in asking for a king, Samuel asked God to show His Anger by sending thunder & rain during their wheat harvest, at a time when that type of weather would destroy their crops. After the rain came, they feared God & realized their foolish request for a king. Sometimes, God has to do this to us too, when we're too stubborn to do what He wants us to do, we feel the pain from His Hand. So Israel quickly changed their prayer for a king to a prayer that they themselves wouldn't be destroyed. But they did get Saul as king, but he was not God's chosen - you can read about that in the following chapters.


 

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