1 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges of Israel.
Deut 16:18-19 1Tim 5:21 2Chr 19:5-6 Judg 5:10 Judg 8:22-23 Judg 10:4 Judg 12:14
2 His eldest son was called Joel and his second one, Abijah; they were judges at Beersheba.
1Chr 6:28 1Chr 6:38 1Kgs 19:3 Amos 5:5 Gen 22:19
3 His sons did not follow his example but, seduced by the love of money, took bribes and gave biased verdicts.
Deut 16:19 Ps 15:5 Exod 18:21 Exod 23:8 1Kgs 12:6-11 1Tim 3:3 1Tim 6:10
4 The elders of Israel all assembled, went back to Samuel at Ramah, and said,
1Sam 7:17 2Sam 5:3 Exod 3:16 Exod 24:1
5 'Look, you are old, and your sons are not following your example. So give us a king to judge us, like the other nations.'
Acts 13:21 Deut 17:14-15 1Sam 8:19-20 1Sam 8:6-8 1Sam 12:17 Hos 13:10-11 Num 23:9
6 Samuel thought that it was wrong of them to say, 'Let us have a king to judge us,' so he prayed to Yahweh.
1Sam 15:11 1Sam 12:17 Jas 1:5 Exod 32:21 Exod 32:32 Ezra 9:3-5 Luke 6:11-12
7 But Yahweh said to Samuel, 'Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you: it is not you they have rejected
1Sam 10:19 Exod 16:8 Hos 13:10-11 Luke 10:16 Luke 19:14 Luke 19:27 Matt 10:40
8 but me, not wishing me to reign over them any more. They are now doing to you exactly what they have done to me since the day I brought them out of Egypt until now, deserting me and serving other gods.
Acts 7:51-53 Deut 9:24 Exod 14:11-12 Exod 16:3 Exod 17:2 Exod 32:1 Judg 2:2-3
9 So, do what they ask; only, you must give them a solemn warning, and must tell them what the king who is to reign over them will do.'
1Sam 8:11-18 1Sam 10:25 Ezek 3:18 1Sam 2:13 1Sam 14:52 Ezek 45:7-8 Ezek 46:18
10 Everything that Yahweh had said, Samuel then repeated to the people who were asking him for a king.
11 He said, 'This is what the king who is to reign over you will do. He will take your sons and direct them to his chariotry and cavalry, and they will run in front of his chariot.
1Sam 10:25 1Sam 14:52 2Sam 15:1 Deut 17:14-20 1Kgs 1:5 1Kgs 9:22-23 1Kgs 10:26
12 He will use them as leaders of a thousand and leaders of fifty; he will make them plough his fields and gather in his harvest and make his weapons of war and the gear for his chariots.
1Chr 27:1-22 1Kgs 4:7 1Kgs 4:22-23 1Kgs 4:27-28 1Sam 22:7 2Chr 32:28-29
13 He will take your daughters as perfumers, cooks and bakers.
14 He will take the best of your fields, your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his officials.
Ezek 46:18 1Kgs 21:7 1Kgs 21:19 1Sam 22:7
15 He will tithe your crops and vineyards to provide for his courtiers and his officials.
Dan 1:3 Dan 1:7-10 Dan 1:18 Gen 37:36 Isa 39:7
16 He will take the best of your servants, men and women, of your oxen and your donkeys, and make them work for him.
17 He will tithe your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
18 When that day comes, you will cry aloud because of the king you have chosen for yourselves, but on that day Yahweh will not hear you.'
Mic 3:4 Isa 1:15 Prov 1:25-28 Isa 8:21 Job 27:9 Luke 13:25 Ps 18:41
19 The people, however, refused to listen to Samuel. They said, 'No! We are determined to have a king,
Jer 44:16 Ezek 33:31 Isa 66:4 Jer 7:13 Ps 81:11
20 so that we can be like the other nations, with our own king to rule us and lead us and fight our battles.'
1Sam 8:5 1Pet 2:9 2Cor 6:17 Deut 7:6 Exod 33:16 John 15:19 Lev 20:24-26
21 Samuel listened to all that the people had to say and repeated it in Yahweh's ear.
22 Yahweh then said to Samuel, 'Do as they ask and give them a king.' Samuel then said to the Israelites, 'Go home, each of you, to his own town.'
1Sam 8:7 Hos 13:11