1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Samuel 8:19; 1 Samuel 12:12

And the Lord said to Samuel, Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, vfor they have not rejected you, wbut they have rejected me from being king over them.


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,


12 And when you saw that kNahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, lyou said to me, No, but a king shall reign over us, mwhen the Lord your God was your king.