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Principles Governing Kings

14 “When you come to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, (A)‘I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,’

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15 you shall surely set a king over you (A)whom the Lord your God chooses; one (B)from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.

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10 [a]I will be your King;
(A)Where is any other,
That he may save you in all your cities?
And your judges to whom (B)you said,
‘Give me a king and princes’?

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 13:10 LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg. Where is your king?

11 (A)I gave you a king in My anger,
And took him away in My wrath.

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21 (A)And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them (B)Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

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