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.”
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.
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.
Now therefore hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right 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.
1 Samuel 8:9 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The sons, however, did not walk in the ways of their father, but set their hearts upon gain, took bribes, and perverted justice, in opposition to the command of God (see Exodus 23:6, Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:19).
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1 Samuel 8:8
According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you.
1 Samuel 8:11
He said, "These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots.
1 Samuel 10:25
Then Samuel told the people the rights and duties of the kingship, and he wrote them in a book and laid it up before the LORD. Then Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his home.
1 Samuel 12:1
And Samuel said to all Israel, "Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you.
For I solemnly warned your fathers when I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, warning them persistently, even to this day, saying, Obey my voice.
If I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
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