1 Samuel 8:6
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New International Version
But when they said, "Give us a king to lead us," this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the LORD for guidance.

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

New American Standard Bible
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.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they said, "Give us a king to judge us," Samuel considered their demand sinful, so he prayed to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Samuel was displeased when they said, "Give us a king to govern us." So Samuel prayed to the LORD.

NET Bible
But this request displeased Samuel, for they said, "Give us a king to lead us." So Samuel prayed to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." Samuel prayed to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Samuel considered it wrong for them to request a king to judge them. So Samuel prayed to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said: 'Give us a king to judge us.' And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

American King James Version
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the LORD.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the word was displeasing in the eyes of Samuel, that they should say: Give us a king, to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the Lord.

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

English Revised Version
But the thing displeased Samuel; when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:4-9 Samuel was displeased; he could patiently bear what reflected on himself, and his own family; but it displeased him when they said, Give us a king to judge us, because that reflected upon God. It drove him to his knees. When any thing disturbs us, it is our interest, as well as our duty, to show our trouble before God. Samuel is to tell them that they shall have a king. Not that God was pleased with their request, but as sometimes he opposes us from loving-kindness, so at other times he gratifies us in wrath; he did so here. God knows how to bring glory to himself, and serves his own wise purposes, even by men's foolish counsels.
Study Bible
Israel Demands a King
5and they said to him, "Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations." 6But 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. 7The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah and I will pray to the LORD for you."

1 Samuel 10:19
"But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."

1 Samuel 12:12
"When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the LORD your God was your king.

1 Samuel 12:17
"Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king."

1 Samuel 15:11
"I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands." And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the LORD all night.

Hosea 13:10
Where now is your king That he may save you in all your cities, And your judges of whom you requested, "Give me a king and princes "?
Treasury of Scripture

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

displease [heb] was evil in the eyes of

1 Samuel 12:17 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call to the LORD, and he shall …

prayed

1 Samuel 15:11 It repents me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned …

Exodus 32:21,32 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have …

Numbers 16:15,22,46 And Moses was very wroth, and said to the LORD, Respect not you their …

Ezra 9:3-5 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and …

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another …

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

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