New International Version
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The people refused to obey - They would have the king, his manner and all, notwithstanding the solemn warning which they here receive.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Library'Make us a King'
'Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel, onto Ramah, 5. And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. 6. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. 7. And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, "Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,"
1 Samuel 12:12
"But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, 'No, we want a king to rule over us'--even though the LORD your God was your king.
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."
"We will not listen to the message you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD!
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