1 Samuel 8:9

“Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe therefore hearken vnto their voyce: howbeit, yet protest solemnly vnto them, and shew them the maner of the King that shall reigne ouer them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall solemnly warn them and tell them of the procedure of the king who will reign over them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear now to their voice: but make a serious protest to them, and give them a picture of the sort of king who will be their ruler.
- Basic English Bible

And now hearken unto their voice; only, testify solemnly unto them, and declare unto them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore hearken to their voice: yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that will reign over them.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore listen to their voice: however you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the way of the king who shall reign over them."
- World English Bible

And now, hearken to their voice; only, surely thou dost certainly protest to them, and hast declared to them the custom of the king who doth reign over them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore hearken unto their voice; howbeit thou shalt earnestly forewarn them, and shalt declare unto them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 8:9


8:9 Ye protest - That, if it be possible, thou mayst yet prevent their sin and misery. The manner - That is, of the kings which they desire like the kings of other nations.


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