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 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 8:8

According to all the works which they have done since the day
that I brought them out of Egypt
This was no new thing; all that they had done since they were wonderfully favoured of God, as to be brought out of Egyptian bondage, was all of a piece with this; one continued series of ingratitude, of rebellion against God, and against his servants, that he employed under him, as Moses, Aaron

even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other
gods;
this is what this people were always addicted to, to east off the worship and service of God, and go into idolatry:

so do they also unto thee;
acted the like ungrateful part to him for all the service he had done them, from his childhood to that time; wherefore, as the disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord, if such things as before observed were done to Jehovah himself, Samuel could not expect to meet with better treatment, other than he had, see ( Matthew 10:24 Matthew 10:25 ) .

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.