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1 Samuel 8:4–7

So all the eldersw of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.x They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a kingy to leadb z us, such as all the other nationsa have.”

But when they said, “Give us a kingb to lead us,” this displeasedc Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listend to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected,e but they have rejected me as their king.f

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