1 Samuel 8:3

8:3 But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.

1 Samuel 8:5-6

8:5 They said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons don’t follow your ways. So now appoint over us a king to lead us, just like all the other nations have.”

8:6 But this request displeased Samuel, for they said, “Give us a king to lead us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord.

1 Samuel 8:19-20

8:19 But the people refused to heed Samuel’s warning. Instead they said, “No! There will be a king over us! 8:20 We will be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us and fight our battles.”

tn Heb “walk in” (also in v. 5).

tn Heb “and they turned aside after unjust gain and took bribes and perverted justice.”

tn Heb “judge” (also in v. 6).

tn Heb “when.”

tn Heb “and the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel.”

tn Heb “and go out before us.”