New Living Translation
Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the LORD for guidance.
King James Bible
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to Jehovah.
World English Bible
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." Samuel prayed to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:6 Displeased - Because God was hereby dishonoured by that distrust of him, and that ambition, and itch after changes, which were the manifest causes of this desire; and because of that great misery, which he foresaw the people would hereby bring upon themselves. Prayed - For the pardon of their sin, and direction and help from God in this great affair.
1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel told them, "Gather all of Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you."
1 Samuel 10:19
But though I have rescued you from your misery and distress, you have rejected your God today and have said, 'No, we want a king instead!' Now, therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by tribes and clans."
1 Samuel 12:12
"But when you were afraid of Nahash, the king of Ammon, you came to me and said that you wanted a king to reign over you, even though the LORD your God was already your king.
1 Samuel 12:17
You know that it does not rain at this time of the year during the wheat harvest. I will ask the LORD to send thunder and rain today. Then you will realize how wicked you have been in asking the LORD for a king!"
1 Samuel 15:11
"I am sorry that I ever made Saul king, for he has not been loyal to me and has refused to obey my command." Samuel was so deeply moved when he heard this that he cried out to the LORD all night.
Now where is your king? Let him save you! Where are all the leaders of the land, the king and the officials you demanded of me?
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