1 Samuel 8:1-22, NLT
1 Samuel 8
Israel Requests a King
1As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel.
4Finally, all the elders of Israel met at Ramah to discuss the matter with Samuel.
6Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the Lord for guidance.
Samuel Warns against a Kingdom
10So Samuel passed on the Lord’s warning to the people who were asking him for a king.
19But the people refused to listen to Samuel’s warning. “Even so, we still want a king,” they said.
21So Samuel repeated to the Lord what the people had said,