1 Samuel said to all Israel, 'I have faithfully done all that you asked of me, and have appointed you a king.
1Sam 10:24 1Sam 11:14-15 1Sam 10:1 1Sam 8:5-8 1Sam 8:19-22
2 In future, the king will lead you. As for me, I am old and grey, and in any case you have my sons. I have been your leader ever since I was young until today.
1Sam 8:5 1Sam 8:1 1Sam 8:20 1Sam 3:19-20 1Sam 8:3 Num 27:17 1Sam 2:22
3 Here I am. Bear witness against me before Yahweh and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Have I wronged or oppressed anyone? Have I taken a consideration from anyone for looking the other way? If so, I will make amends.'
Num 16:15 1Sam 10:1 1Sam 24:6 Acts 20:33 Deut 16:19 Exod 23:8 1Pet 5:2
4 They said, 'You have neither wronged nor oppressed us nor accepted anything from anyone.'
3John 1:12 Dan 6:4 Ps 37:5-6
5 He said to them, 'Yahweh is your witness and his anointed is witness today that you have found nothing in my hands?' They replied, 'He is witness.'
Exod 22:4 Acts 23:9 Acts 24:20 1Cor 4:4 1Sam 26:9 2Cor 1:12 Acts 24:16
6 Samuel then said to the people, 'Yahweh is witness, he who raised up Moses and Aaron and who brought your ancestors out of Egypt.
Mic 6:4 Exod 6:26 Ps 99:6 Hos 12:13 Isa 63:7-14 Neh 9:9-14 Ps 77:19-20
7 So now, stay where you are, while I plead with you before Yahweh and remind you of all the saving acts which he has done for you and for your ancestors.
Isa 1:18 Acts 17:3 Ezek 18:25-30 Isa 5:3-4 Judg 5:11 Mic 6:1-5
8 After Jacob had arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians oppressed them, and your ancestors cried to Yahweh. Yahweh then sent Moses and Aaron, who brought your ancestors out of Egypt and gave them a settled home here.
Exod 4:14-16 Exod 2:23-24 1Sam 10:18 1Sam 12:6 Acts 7:15 Exod 3:9-10 Exod 4:27-31
9 They then forgot Yahweh their God and he sold them into the power of Sisera, general of the army of Hazor, and also into the power of the Philistines and of the king of Moab, who made war on them.
Judg 3:12 Judg 4:2 Judg 10:7 Judg 13:1 Deut 32:18 Deut 32:30 Isa 50:1-2
10 They cried to Yahweh, "We have sinned," they said, "for we have deserted Yahweh and served the Baals and the Astartes. Rescue us now from the power of our enemies, and we will serve you."
Judg 2:13 Judg 10:10 Judg 3:7 Judg 3:9 Judg 10:15-16 1Sam 7:2 2Cor 5:14-15
11 Yahweh then sent Jerubbaal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel. He rescued you from the power of the enemies surrounding you, and you lived in security.
Judg 6:32 Judg 4:6 Judg 6:14 Judg 8:29 Judg 8:35 Judg 11:1-33 1Sam 7:13
12 'But when you saw Nahash, king of the Ammonites, marching on you, you said to me, "No, we must have a king to rule us"-although Yahweh your God is your king.
Judg 8:23 1Sam 8:5-7 1Sam 10:19 1Sam 11:1-2 1Sam 8:3 1Sam 8:19-20 Exod 19:5-6
13 So, here is the king whom you have chosen; Yahweh has appointed you a king.
1Sam 10:24 Hos 13:11 1Sam 8:5 1Sam 9:20 1Sam 11:15 Acts 13:21 Ps 78:29-31
14 If you fear and serve Yahweh and obey his voice and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who rules you follow Yahweh your God, all will be well.
Josh 24:14 Deut 28:1-14 Isa 3:10 Josh 24:20 Lev 20:1-13 Ps 81:12-15 Rom 2:7
15 But if you do not obey Yahweh's voice but rebel against his commands, Yahweh's hand will be against you and against your king.
Josh 24:20 Isa 1:20 1Sam 12:9 1Sam 5:9 Deut 28:15-68 Isa 3:11 Lev 26:14-30
16 'Stay where you are and see the wonder which Yahweh will do before your eyes.
Exod 14:13 Exod 14:31 1Sam 12:7 1Sam 15:16
17 Is it not now the wheat harvest? I shall call on Yahweh and he will send thunder and rain, so that you may clearly understand what a very wicked thing you have done, in Yahweh's eyes, by asking for a king.'
1Sam 7:9-10 1Sam 8:7 Prov 26:1 Jas 5:16-18 Jer 15:1 Josh 10:12 Ps 99:6
18 Samuel then called on Yahweh, and Yahweh sent thunder and rain the same day, and all the people held Yahweh and Samuel in great awe.
Exod 14:31 Ezra 10:9 Exod 9:23-25 Ps 106:12-13 Rev 11:5-6
19 They all said to Samuel, 'Pray for your servants to Yahweh your God, to save us from death; for to all our sins we have added this wrong of asking for a king.'
Exod 9:28 1John 5:16 1Sam 12:23 Exod 10:17 1Sam 7:5 1Sam 7:8 Acts 8:24
20 Samuel said to the people, 'Do not be afraid. Although you have done all these wicked things, do not withdraw your allegiance from Yahweh. Instead, serve Yahweh with all your heart.
Deut 11:16 1Pet 3:16 Deut 31:29 Exod 20:19-20 Jer 3:1 Josh 23:6 Ps 40:4
21 Do not transfer your allegiance to useless idols which, being useless, are futile and cannot save anybody;
Hab 2:18 Jer 10:15 Jer 16:19 1Cor 8:4 Deut 11:16 Isa 45:20 Isa 46:7
22 Yahweh, for the sake of his great name, will not desert his people, for it has pleased Yahweh to make you his people.
1Kgs 6:13 Deut 7:7-8 Ps 106:8 Josh 7:9 Rom 11:29 Deut 14:2 Jer 14:21
23 For my part, far be it from me to sin against Yahweh by ceasing to pray for you or to instruct you in the good and right way.
Rom 1:9 Col 1:9 2Tim 1:3 1Kgs 8:36 1Thess 3:10 Ps 34:11 Prov 4:11
24 Fear none but Yahweh, and serve him faithfully with all your heart, bearing in mind the wonder which he has just performed. But, if you persist in wickedness, you and your king will perish.'
Deut 10:21 Isa 5:12 Ps 126:2-3 Eccl 12:13 Heb 12:29 Exod 12:13 Job 28:28