1 Samuel 8:8

8 From the day I brought them out of Egypt until this very day they've been behaving like this, leaving me for other gods. And now they're doing it to you.

1 Samuel 8:8 In-Context

6 When Samuel heard their demand - "Give us a king to rule us!" - he was crushed. How awful! Samuel prayed to God.
7 God answered Samuel, "Go ahead and do what they're asking. They are not rejecting you. They've rejected me as their King.
8 From the day I brought them out of Egypt until this very day they've been behaving like this, leaving me for other gods. And now they're doing it to you.
9 So let them have their own way. But warn them of what they're in for. Tell them the way kings operate, just what they're likely to get from a king."
10 So Samuel told them, delivered God's warning to the people who were asking him to give them a king.
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