Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now (A)make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”

But the thing (B)displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel (C)prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for (D)they have not rejected you, but (E)they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also.

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