1 Samuel 12:12



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the LORD your God was your king.

King James Version

And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God was your king.

Holman Bible

But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was coming against you, you said to me, 'No, we must have a king rule over us'-even though the Lord your God is your king.

International Standard Version

But when you saw that Nahash, king of the Ammonites, was coming to fight you, you told me, "No, let a king rule over us instead,' even though the LORD your God was your king.

A Conservative Version

And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, ye said to me, No, but a king shall reign over us, when LORD your God was your king.

American Standard Version

And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay, but a king shall reign over us; when Jehovah your God was your king.

Amplified

But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, No! A king shall reign over us -- "when the Lord your God was your King!

Bible in Basic English

And when you saw that Nahash, the king of the Ammonites, was coming against you, you said to me, No more of this; we will have a king for our ruler: when the Lord your God was your king.

Darby Translation

But when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said to me, Nay, but a king shall reign over us; when Jehovah your God was your king.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And when ye saw that Nahash, the king of the sons of Ammon, came against you, ye said unto me, No, but a king shall reign over us when the LORD your God was your king.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye will see that Nahash, king of the sons of Ammon, came against you, and ye will say to me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: and Jehovah your God your king.

King James 2000

And when you saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, you said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God was your king.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"And when you saw that Nahash, the king of [the] {Ammonites}, was coming against you, you said to me, 'No! A king shall reign over us,' although Yahweh your God [is] your king.

Modern King James verseion

And when you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, No, but a king shall reign over us, even though Jehovah your God was your King.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And for all that, when you saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, 'Not so, a king shall reign over us' - when yet the LORD your God was your king.

NET Bible

"When you saw that King Nahash of the Ammonites was advancing against you, you said to me, 'No! A king will rule over us' -- even though the Lord your God is your king!

New Heart English Bible

"When you saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us;' when the LORD your God was your king.

New simplified Bible

But when you saw that King Nahash of Ammon was about to attack you, you rejected Jehovah as your king. You said to me: 'We want a (human) king to rule us.'

The Emphasized Bible

But, when ye saw that, Nahash king of the sons of Ammon, came upon you, then said ye unto me, Nay! but, a king, shall reign over us, when, Yahweh your God, was your king!

Webster

And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said to me, No; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God was your king.

World English Bible

"When you saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us;' when Yahweh your God was your king.

Youngs Literal Translation

And ye see that Nahash king of the Bene-Ammon hath come against you, and ye say to me, Nay, but a king doth reign over us; and Jehovah your God is your king!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And when ye saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 9

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of the children

Usage: 0

of Ammon
עמּון 
`Ammown 
Usage: 105


come , bring , ... in , enter , go , carry , ...down , pass , ...out ,
Usage: 0


Usage: 0

unto me, Nay but a king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

over us when the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Context Readings

Samuel's Charge To Israel

11 "Then the LORD sent Jerubbaal and Bedan and Jephthah and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around, so that you lived in security. 12 "When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the LORD your God was your king. 13 "Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the LORD has set a king over you.


Cross References

Judges 8:23

But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you."

1 Samuel 8:5-7

and they said to him, "Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations."

1 Samuel 10:19

"But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have said, 'No, but set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."

1 Samuel 11:1-2

Now Nahash the Ammonite came up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make a covenant with us and we will serve you."

Genesis 17:7

"I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.

Exodus 19:5-6

'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Numbers 23:21

"He has not observed misfortune in Jacob; Nor has He seen trouble in Israel; The LORD his God is with him, And the shout of a king is among them.

Judges 9:18

but you have risen against my father's house today and have killed his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your relative--

Judges 9:56-57

Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father in killing his seventy brothers.

1 Samuel 8:3

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

1 Samuel 8:19-20

Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, "No, but there shall be a king over us,

Psalm 74:12

Yet God is my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.

Isaiah 33:22

For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us--

Hosea 13:10

Where now is your king That he may save you in all your cities, And your judges of whom you requested, "Give me a king and princes"?



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