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.


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