"But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’
"But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’
But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say they did not want him to be their king.
"But the citizens there hated him. So they sent a commission with a signed petition to oppose his rule: 'We don't want this man to rule us.'
But his people had no love for him, and sent representatives after him, saying, We will not have this man for our ruler.
But the citizens of his country hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to rule over us.’
"But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’
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1 tn Or “subjects.” Technically these people were not his subjects yet, but would be upon his return. They were citizens of his country who opposed his appointment as their king; later the newly-appointed king will refer to them as his “enemies” (v. 27).
2 tn The imperfect is intense in this context, suggesting an ongoing attitude.
3 tn Grk “this one” (somewhat derogatory in this context).
4 tn Or “to rule.”