1 Samuel 8:22

“And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said to Samuel, Hearken vnto their voyce, and make them a King. And Samuel said vnto the men of Israel, Goe yee euery man vnto his citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to their voice and appoint them a king. So Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Go every man to his city.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Samuel, Give ear to their voice and make a king for them. Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, Let every man go back to his town.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go ye every man to his city.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken to their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel, Go ye every man to his city.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Samuel, "Listen to their voice, and make them a king." Samuel said to the men of Israel, "Every man go to his city."
- World English Bible

and Jehovah saith unto Samuel, `Hearken to their voice, and thou hast caused to reign over them a king.' And Samuel saith unto the men of Israel, `Go ye each to his city.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said to Samuel: 'Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king.' And Samuel said unto the men of Israel: 'Go ye every man unto his city.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:22


8:22 Go - Betake yourselves to your several occasions, till you hear more from me in this matter.


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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