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

  • 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
  • AL
    I read the comments above and the words of Samuel
    History keeps repeating itself
    Like a play and we the actors that read the lines were told
    To continue down this path of misery and at a older age recognize all your efforts were fruitless
    Yes as God spoke thru the prophet Samuel is teaching us again and again I see this time now as a selfish greedy lying thieving government as back then taking not one tenth of everything but half of everything
    But worse then that is the. Crimson tide the abortion holocaust
    How much longer can God allow this murderous atrocity to continue!!!
    There is so much hate and. Death in this world right now
    And so much lying and cover ups I think those times were better than now even with all this technology we have definitely lost our way!

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