"Look," they said, "you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king to judge us like all the other nations."
Cross ReferencesActs 13:21
Then the people asked for a king, and God gave them forty years under Saul son of Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin.
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled it, and you say, "Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,"
you are to appoint over yourselves the king the LORD your God shall choose. Appoint a king from among your brothers; you are not to set a foreigner over yourselves, or one who is not of your brothers.
1 Samuel 8:20
Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to judge us, to go out before us, and to fight our battles."
1 Samuel 9:20
As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them, for they have been found. And upon whom is all the desire of Israel, if not upon you and on all your father's house?"
1 Samuel 12:2
Now here is the king walking before you, and I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. I have walked before you from my youth until this day.
1 Samuel 12:13
Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you requested. Behold, the king whom the LORD has placed over you.
Where is your king now to save you in all your cities, and the rulers to whom you said, "Give me a king and princes"?
Chapter Outline1. By occasion of the ill government of Samuel's sons, the Israelites ask a king
6. Samuel praying in grief is comforted by God
10. He tells the manner of a king
19. God wills Samuel to yield unto the importunity of the people
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Samuel 8:6-8, 19, 20
1 Samuel 12:17
Deuteronomy 17:14, 15
Hosea 13:10, 11
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