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and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now (A)make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”

But the thing (B)displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel (C)prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for (D)they have not rejected you, but (E)they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.

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