1 Samuel 8:1-6 RSV

1 When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel.
2 The name of his first-born son was Jo'el, and the name of his second, Abi'jah; they were judges in Beer-sheba.
3 Yet his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after gain; they took bribes and perverted justice.
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah,
5 and said to him, "Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint for us a king to govern us like all the nations."
6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to govern us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD.