1 Samuel 8:1-10 NLT

1 As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.
2 Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba.
3 But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.
4 Finally, the leaders of Israel met at Ramah to discuss the matter with Samuel.
5 "Look," they told him, "you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king like all the other nations have."
6 Samuel was very upset with their request and went to the LORD for advice.
7 "Do as they say," the LORD replied, "for it is me they are rejecting, not you. They don't want me to be their king any longer.
8 Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually forsaken me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment.
9 Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about how a king will treat them."
10 So Samuel passed on the LORD's warning to the people.