New American Standard Bible
Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, "No, but there shall be a king over us,
King James Bible
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,
1 Samuel 8:19 Parallel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book 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
"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, and you possess it and live in it, and you say, 'I will set a king over me like all the nations who are around me,'
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.
So I will choose their punishments And will bring on them what they dread. Because I called, but no one answered; I spoke, but they did not listen. And they did evil in My sight And chose that in which I did not delight."
"As for the message that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we are not going to listen to you!
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