1 Samuel 10:17-18
"We Want a King!"
17-18Samuel called the people to assemble before God at Mizpah. He addressed the children of Israel, "This is God's personal message to you:
18-19"I brought Israel up out of Egypt. I delivered you from Egyptian oppression—yes, from all the bullying governments that made your life miserable. And now you want nothing to do with your God, the very God who has a history of getting you out of troubles of all sorts.
"And now you say, 'No! We want a king; give us a king!'
"Well, if that's what you want, that's what you'll get! Present yourselves formally before God, ranked in tribes and families."