1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 8:19–20

and said to him, Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. uNow appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.


The Lord Grants Israel's Request

19 But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, No! But there shall be a king over us, 20 dthat we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.