1 Samuel 8:6

“But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Giue vs a King to iudge vs: and Samuel prayed vnto the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Samuel was not pleased when they said to him, Give us a king to be our judge. And Samuel made prayer to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us: and Samuel prayed to the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." Samuel prayed to Yahweh.
- World English Bible

And the thing is evil in the eyes of Samuel, when they have said, `Give to us a king to judge us;' and Samuel prayeth unto Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said: 'Give us a king to judge us.' And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:6


8:6 Displeased - Because God was hereby dishonoured by that distrust of him, and that ambition, and itch after changes, which were the manifest causes of this desire; and because of that great misery, which he foresaw the people would hereby bring upon themselves. Prayed - For the pardon of their sin, and direction and help from God in this great affair.


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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