1 Samuel 8:19
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King James Version
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

Darby Bible Translation
And the people refused to hearken to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No, but there shall be a king over us,

World English Bible
But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, "No; but we will have a king over us,

Young's Literal Translation
And the people refuse to hearken to the voice of Samuel, and say, 'Nay, but a king is over us,

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Geneva Study Bible

Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;1 Samuel 8:19 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:14
When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;

1 Samuel 12:12
And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God was your king.

Isaiah 66:4
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Jeremiah 44:16
As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

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