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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 8\\

This chapter relates, how that Samuel being old, and his sons behaving
ill, the people desired to have a king set over them, \\#1Sa 8:1-5\\,
which case Samuel laid before the Lord, and he was directed by him to
yield to the people's desire, but at the same time to set before them
all the disadvantages and ill consequences that would arise from
thence, which he did, \\#1Sa 8:6-18\\, but they insisting upon it,
nevertheless, he gave them reason to expect that their request would be
granted, \\#1Sa 8:19-22\\.