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they
1 Samuel 8:5-22
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They said to him, "Look, you are old, and your sons do not follow your example. Therefore, appoint a king to judge us the same as all the other nations have."
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When they said, "Give us a king to judge us," Samuel considered their demand sinful, so he prayed to the LORD.
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But the LORD told him, "Listen to the people and everything they say to you. They have rejected you; they have rejected Me as their king.
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They are doing the same thing to you that they have done to Me, since the day I brought them out of Egypt until this day, abandoning Me and worshiping other gods.
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Listen to them, but you must solemnly warn them and tell them about the rights of the king who will rule over them."
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Samuel told all the LORD's words to the people who were asking him for a king.
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He said, "These are the rights of the king who will rule over you: He can take your sons and put them to his use in his chariots, on his horses, or running in front of his chariots.
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He can appoint them for his use as commanders of thousands or commanders of fifties, to plow his ground or reap his harvest, or to make his weapons of war or the equipment for his chariots.
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He can take your daughters to become perfumers, cooks, and bakers.
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He can take your best fields, vineyards, and olive orchards and give them to his servants.
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He can take a tenth of your grain and your vineyards and give them to his officials and servants.
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He can take your male servants, your female servants, your best young men, and your donkeys and use them for his work.
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He can take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves can become his servants.
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When that day comes, you will cry out because of the king you've chosen for yourselves, but the LORD won't answer you on that day."
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The people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We must have a king over us.
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Then we'll be like all the other nations: our king will judge us, go out before us, and fight our battles."
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Samuel listened to all the people's words and then repeated them to the LORD.
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"Listen to them," the LORD told Samuel. "Appoint a king for them." Then Samuel told the men of Israel, "Each of you, go back to your city."
1 Samuel 12:12-19
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But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was coming against you, you said to me, 'No, we must have a king rule over us'-- even though the LORD your God is your king.
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"Now here is the king you've chosen, the one you requested. Look, this is the king the LORD has placed over you.
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If you fear the LORD, worship and obey Him, and if you don't rebel against the LORD's command, then both you and the king who rules over you will follow the LORD your God.
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However, if you disobey the LORD and rebel against His command, the LORD's hand will be against you and against your ancestors.
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"Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.
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Isn't the wheat harvest today? I will call on the LORD and He will send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you committed in the LORD's sight by requesting a king for yourselves."
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Samuel called on the LORD, and on that day the LORD sent thunder and rain. As a result, all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.
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They pleaded with Samuel, "Pray to the LORD your God for your servants, so we won't die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of requesting a king for ourselves."
Saul
1 Samuel 10:1
Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it out on Saul's head, kissed him, and said, "Hasn't the LORD anointed you ruler over His inheritance?
1 Samuel 10:21-26
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Then he had the tribe of Benjamin come forward by its clans, and the Matrite clan was selected. Finally, Saul son of Kish was selected. But when they searched for him, they could not find him.
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They again inquired of the LORD, "Has the man come here yet?" The LORD replied, "There he is, hidden among the supplies."
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They ran and got him from there. When he stood among the people, he stood a head taller than anyone else.
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Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the one the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among the entire population." And all the people shouted, "Long live the king!"
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Samuel proclaimed to the people the rights of kingship. He wrote them on a scroll, which he placed in the presence of the LORD. Then, Samuel sent all the people away, each to his home.
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Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, and brave men whose hearts God had touched went with him.
1 Samuel 11:15
So all the people went to Gilgal, and there in the LORD's presence they made Saul king. There they sacrificed fellowship offerings in the LORD's presence, and Saul and all the men of Israel greatly rejoiced.
1 Samuel 15:1
Samuel told Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you as king over His people Israel. Now, listen to the words of the LORD.
Cis
1 Samuel 9:1
There was an influential man of Benjamin named Kish son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, son of a Benjaminite.
1 Samuel 9:2
He had a son named Saul, an impressive young man. There was no one more impressive among the Israelites than he. He stood a head taller than anyone else.
1 Samuel 10:21
Then he had the tribe of Benjamin come forward by its clans, and the Matrite clan was selected. Finally, Saul son of Kish was selected. But when they searched for him, they could not find him.