1 Samuel 8:19

“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 8:19

Neuerthelesse, the people refused to obey the voyce of Samuel; and they said, Nay, but we will haue a King ouer vs:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, "No, but there shall be a king over us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the people refused to hearken unto the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay: but we will have a king over us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the people gave no attention to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No, but we will have a king over us,
- Basic English Bible

And the people refused to hearken to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No, but there shall be a king over us,
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, No; but we will have a king over us;
- Webster's Bible

But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No; but we will have a king over us,
- World English Bible

And the people refuse to hearken to the voice of Samuel, and say, `Nay, but a king is over us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the people refused to hearken unto the voice of Samuel; and they said: 'Nay; but there shall be a king over us;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 8:19

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:19


8:17 His servants - That is, he will use you like slaves, and deprive you of that liberty which now you enjoy.

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.

8:20 Be like - What stupidity! It was their happiness that they were unlike all other nations, #Numb 23:9 Deut 33:28|, as in other glorious privileges, so especially in this, that the Lord was their immediate king and lawgiver. But they will have a king to go out before them, and to fight their battles. Could they desire a battle better fought for them than the last was, by Samuel's prayers and God's thunders? Were they fond to try the chance of war, at the same uncertainty that others did? And what was the issue? Their first king was slain in battle: and so was Joshua, one of the last and best.

8:21 Rehearsed - He repeated them privately between God and himself; for his own vindication and comfort: and as a foundation for his prayers to God, for direction and assistance.


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