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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."