1 Samuel 8:18

“And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye shall cry out in that day, because of your king which ye shall haue chosen you; and the Lord will not heare you in that day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye shall have chosen you; and Jehovah will not answer you in that day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then you will be crying out because of your king whom you have taken for yourselves; but the Lord will not give you an answer in that day.
- Basic English Bible

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye have chosen; and Jehovah will not answer you in that day.
- Darby Bible

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen for yourselves; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
- Webster's Bible

You shall cry out in that day because of your king whom you shall have chosen you; and Yahweh will not answer you in that day."
- World English Bible

And ye have cried out in that day because of the king whom ye have chosen for yourselves, and Jehovah doth not answer you in that day.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king whom ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not answer you in that day.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:18


8:18 Cry out - Ye shall bitterly mourn for the sad effects of this inordinate desire of a king. Will not hear - Because you will not hear, nor obey his counsel in this day.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 8

  • April
    The eal trouble began oit of Egypht,verse8 this ch,father explains that it wasn't just now,they have been coming and foing as they please,crying out when in trouble,and he Hearkend,but here we are now and still they are not satisfied,they so easily said no big deal when told what would happen to them all,and once in this grave peril,they WILL care,wowsers how often are WE like this :-O,be with us.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Not allowing God to be their king is the beginning of trouble for the Israelites.
  • Ms.Butler
    The bible say warning comes before destruction and they was warned trying to be like other nations going against what God has already established u pay a price
  • Ira
    Israel was discontent with GOD, so they sought pleasure elsewhere, we are still doing that today we tend to lean more on our own will, instead of GOD 's DEVINE WILL.
  • Tesh
    When israilites ask of king from God,they were simple saying to God we r tired of ur ways,we r tired to not resemble de world which we live in.they saw God instructions not gud for them Anymore,the God who took them out of egypt .2ven todae we want to resemble ths world,our characters r of ths world not of our serviour, The church hs became a place whr we meet n tok about pple ,about hw our week was wen this n that happened rather than seeking de one who continueously show us his love each n everydae.God says those who seek me wth poor heart they will find me,let us seek Him while we are able not till is tooo late.amen
  • Doris Downs
    Yes the people asked for a king and that what they got but until they know who they are and who they are serving it will remain that way they will always serve G d Govt documents as they re king

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