1 Samuel 8:6
Good News Translation
Samuel was displeased with their request for a king; so he prayed to the LORD,

Contemporary English Version
Samuel was upset to hear the leaders say they wanted a king, so he prayed about it.

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

1 Samuel 12:17 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call upon the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain: and you shall know, and see that you yourselves have done a great evil in the sight of the Lord, in desiring a king over you.

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1 Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have made Saul king: for he hath forsaken me, and hath not executed my commandments. And Samuel was grieved, and he cried unto the Lord all night.

Exodus 32:21,32 And he said to Aaron: What has this people done to thee, that thou shouldst bring upon them a most heinous sin? . . .

Numbers 16:15,22,46 Moses therefore being very angry, said to the Lord: Respect not their sacrifices: thou knowest that I have not taken of them so much as a young ass at any time, nor have injured any of them. . . .

Ezra 9:3-5 And when I had heard this word, I rent my mantle and my coat, and plucked off the hairs of my head and my beard, and I sat down mourning. . . .

Psalm 109:4 Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness: and they talked one with another, what they might do to Jesus. . . .

Philippians 4:6 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.

James 1:5 But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him.

Context
Israel Demands a King
5And they said to him: Behold thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: make us a king, to judge us, as all nations have. 6And 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.7And the Lord said to Samuel: Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee. For they have not rejected thee, but me, that I should not reign over them.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:5
And Samuel said: Gather all Israel to Masphath, that I may pray to the Lord for you.

1 Samuel 10:19
But you this day have rejected your God, who only hath saved you out of all your evils and your tribulations: and you have said: Nay: but set a king over us. Now therefore stand before the Lord by your tribes, and by your families.

1 Samuel 12:12
But seeing that Naas, king of the children of Ammon, was come against you, you said to me: Nay, but a king shall reign over us: whereas the Lord your God was your king.

1 Samuel 12:17
Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call upon the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain: and you shall know, and see that you yourselves have done a great evil in the sight of the Lord, in desiring a king over you.

1 Samuel 15:11
It repenteth me that I have made Saul king: for he hath forsaken me, and hath not executed my commandments. And Samuel was grieved, and he cried unto the Lord all night.

Hosea 13:10
Where is thy king? now especially let him save thee in all thy cities: and thy judges, of whom thou saidst: Give me kings and princes.

Additional Translations
But when they said, “Give us a king to judge us,” their demand was displeasing in the sight of Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the LORD.

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

And the thing was evil in the eyes of Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us: and Samuel prayed to the Lord.

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

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

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

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

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.
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