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They said to him, “You’re old, and your sons don’t live as you do. Give us a king to rule over us like all the other nations.”

When the elders said that, Samuel was not pleased. He prayed to the Lord, and the Lord told Samuel, “Listen to whatever the people say to you. They have not rejected you. They have rejected me from being their king.

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