As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking1 me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you.
Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know2 what the king who will reign over them will do."
Samuel told3 all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king.
He said, "This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take4 your sons and make them serve5 with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.612
Some he will assign to be commanders7 of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.
He will take the best of your8 fields and vineyards9 and olive groves and give them to his attendants.1015
He will take a tenth11 of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.
Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattlea and donkeys he will take for his own use.
He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer12 you in that day.13"