19 But the people refused(A) to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want(B) a king(C) over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations,(D) with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated(E) it before the Lord. 22 The Lord answered, “Listen(F) to them and give them a king.”

Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”

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19 百姓竟不肯听撒母耳的话,说:“不然,我们定要一个王治理我们, 20 使我们像列国一样,有王治理我们,统领我们,为我们争战。” 21 撒母耳听见百姓这一切话,就将这话陈明在耶和华面前。 22 耶和华对撒母耳说:“你只管依从他们的话,为他们立王。”撒母耳以色列人说:“你们各归各城去吧。”

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