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1 Samuel 8:20

That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Nations. We are neither better nor worse than the rest. What extravagance! for a people to abandon a state of happiness, and the dominion of God, and to prefer the service of a man! (Calmet) For us. This was the pretext, as Naas threatened them with war, chap. xii. 12. (Menochius)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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