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1 Samuel 8:5

    1 Samuel 8:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And said to him, Behold, you are old, and your sons walk not in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and they 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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And said to him, See now, you are old, and your sons do not go in your ways: give us a king now to be our judge, so that we may be like the other nations.

    Webster's Revision

    and they 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.

    World English Bible

    and they said to him, "Behold, you are old, and your sons don't walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and they 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.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 8:5

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 8:5

    Make us a king - Hitherto, from the time in which they were a people, the Israelites were under a theocracy, they had no other king but God. Now they desire to have a king like the other nations around them, who may be their general in battle; for this is the point at which they principally aim.