1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 8:19-20
They presented their case: "Look, you're an old man, and your sons aren't following in your footsteps. Here's what we want you to do: Appoint a king to rule us, just like everybody else."
But the people wouldn't listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We will have a king to rule us!
Then we'll be just like all the other nations. Our king will rule us and lead us and fight our battles."