SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:12 Y habiendo visto que Nahas rey de lo hijos de Amón venía contra vosotros, me dijisteis: No, sino rey reinará sobre nosotros; siendo vuestro Rey el SEÑOR vuestro Dios.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 12:12 Verse 12. When ye saw that Nahash] This was not the first time they had demanded a king; see before, chap. viii. 5. But at the crisis mentioned here they became more importunate; and it was in consequence of this that the kingdom was a second time confirmed to Saul. Saul was elected at Mizpeh, he was confirmed at Gilgal.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 12. And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you , etc.] Or “but yet” f231 ; however, notwithstanding though the Lord had been so kind and gracious to them, as to raise up judges one after another to deliver them, when they cried unto him, yet when they perceived that Nahash the Ammonite was preparing to make war with them, instead of applying to the Lord for his protection, they desired to have a king to go before them, and fight their battles, as follows: nay, but a king shall reign over us ; though Samuel told them they had no need of one: when the Lord your God was your King ; and would protect and defend them, if they applied to him, and would put their trust in him; and he himself Samuel was their judge, and would be their general and commander, and they had experience of success under him to the utter destruction of their enemies, ( 1 Samuel 7:10) and yet, notwithstanding all this, they insisted upon it to have a king. According to Abarbinel, this preparation of Nahash to war with them was after they had asked for a king, and was a punishment of them for their request; and yet they repented not of it, but in effect said, though Nahash, and all the enemies in the world come against us, we will not go back from our request, but insist on it, that we have a king to reign over us; such was their obstinacy and perverseness.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 6-15 - The work of ministers is to reason with people; not only to exhort an direct, but to persuade, to convince men's judgments, and so to gai their wills and affections. Samuel reasons of the righteous acts of the Lord. Those who follow God faithfully, he will enable to continu following him. Disobedience would certainly be the ruin of Israel. We mistake if we think that we can escape God's justice, by trying to shake off his dominion. If we resolve that God shall not rule us, ye he will judge us.
Original Hebrew ותראו 7200 כי 3588 נחשׁ 5176 מלך 4428 בני 1121 עמון 5983 בא 935 עליכם 5921 ותאמרו 559 לי לא 3808 כי 3588 מלך 4428 ימלך 4427 עלינו 5921 ויהוה 3068 אלהיכם 430 מלככם׃ 4428