1 Samuel 8:19–22

19 Nevertheless, the people arefused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us,

20 athat we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

21 Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people, ahe repeated them in the Lord’s hearing.

22 The Lord said to Samuel, “aListen to their voice and 1appoint them a king.” So Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Go every man to his city.”

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