And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.
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George Leo Haydock
Them. It seems there were but few discontented persons. (Salien)
They address themselves to Samuel, who they knew had not regarded their request of a king with approbation, as if to give him a little mortification. But he makes a proposal of confirming the election with still greater solemnity, if they persevered in their resolution, (Haydock) as he intimated they might still recede, (Calmet) and be content with the former mode of government, as being far better. (Haydock)