1 Samuel 8:5-7
Evangelical Heritage Version
5 They said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons are not walking in your ways. Now appoint a king for us so that he can judge[a] us like all the other nations.” 6 But in Samuel’s eyes, their request to receive a king to judge them looked evil, so Samuel prayed to the Lord.
7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people regarding everything they have said to you, because it is not you whom they have rejected. I am the one they have rejected as king over them.Read full chapter
- 1 Samuel 8:5 In the book of Judges, the concept of judging includes other ruling activities besides judicial functions.