1 Samuel 8:4-9 NIV

4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.

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5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to leada us, such as all the other nations have.”

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    • w 8:5 - Traditionally "judge" ; also in verses 6 and 20
      6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD.

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      7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.

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          8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you.

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          9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

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