1 Samuel 8:9
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New International Version
Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights."

New Living Translation
Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them."

English Standard Version
Now then, obey their voice; only you shall solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to them, but you must solemnly warn them and tell them about the rights of the king who will rule over them."

International Standard Version
Now, listen to them, but you are to clearly warn them and inform them about how the king who rules over them will operate."

NET Bible
So now do as they say. But seriously warn them and make them aware of the policies of the king who will rule over them."

New Heart English 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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to them now, but be sure to warn them and tell them about the rights of a king."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
“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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, hearken unto their voice; however first protest solemnly against them by declaring unto them the rights of the king that shall reign over them.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: however protest solemnly unto them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

American King James Version
Now therefore listen to their voice: however, yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

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

World English 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."

Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Study Bible
Israel Demands a King
8"Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day-- in that they have forsaken Me and served other gods-- so they are doing to you also. 9"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." 10So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to the people who had asked of him a king.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:8
"Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day-- in that they have forsaken Me and served other gods-- so they are doing to you also.

1 Samuel 8:11
He said, "This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots.

1 Samuel 10:25
Then Samuel told the people the ordinances of the kingdom, and wrote them in the book and placed it before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his house.

1 Samuel 12:1
Then Samuel said to all Israel, "Behold, I have listened to your voice in all that you said to me and I have appointed a king over you.

Jeremiah 11:7
'For I solemnly warned your fathers in the day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, warning persistently, saying, "Listen to My voice."

Ezekiel 3:18
"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore listen to their voice: however, yet protest solemnly to them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

hearken unto. or, obey
howbeit, etc. or, not withstanding when thou hast solemnly pro- tested against them, then thou shalt shew, etc.

Ezekiel 3:18 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him …

the manner

1 Samuel 8:11-18 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign …

1 Samuel 2:13 And the priest's custom with the people was, that, when any man offered …

1 Samuel 10:25 Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote …

1 Samuel 14:52 And there was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: …

Ezekiel 45:7,8 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the …

Ezekiel 46:18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by …

Now therefore hearken unto their voice,.... And appoint them a king as they desire:

howbeit, yet protest solemnly unto them; not against the thing itself, which was permitted, but against the evil of their request, as to the unseasonable time, ill manner, and unjustifiable reason, in and for which it was made; the Lord would have Samuel lay before them their evil in requesting it, and the evils that would follow upon it to them, and faithfully represent them to them, that they might be left without excuse, and have none to blame but themselves when they, should come upon them:

and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them: or the right or judgment (z); not a legal right or form of government, but an assumed, arbitrary, and despotic power, such as the kings of the east exercised over their subjects, a king like whom the Israelites desired to have; namely, what unbounded liberties he would take with them, what slaves he would make of them, and what of their property he would take to himself at pleasure, as is after related. The word signifies, not a divine law, according to which the king should govern, but a custom, or a custom he would introduce, as the word is rendered, 1 Samuel 2:13 and is different from that in 1 Samuel 10:25.

(z) "jus regis", V. L. Tigurine version, Munster; "judicium regis", Vatablus, Drusius. 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.
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