They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king(A) to lead[a](B) us, such as all the other nations(C) have.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 8:5 Traditionally judge; also in verses 6 and 20

25 Samuel explained(A) to the people the rights and duties(B) of kingship.(C) He wrote them down on a scroll and deposited it before the Lord. Then Samuel dismissed the people to go to their own homes.

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and observe(A) what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper(B) in all you do and wherever you go

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“So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel(A) and of the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands(B) of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.(C)

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