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

  • Riki
    There is a great lesson to learn in this passage. The people are not trust God. The Israelite rejected God they are bored of His stuffs they needed different stuffs. Hence, comes a great problem, they are been warned but so adamant to listen to the call. As the Word of God says "those who trust in God are like mountain Zion ..." We should learn to trust and believe in God alone.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Even though Samuel set a good example as a parent, his sons did not follow his example. Each individual has the free will to decide which course he or she will take.
  • 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.

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