8:6 But the thing d displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us
a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
(d) Because they were not content with the order that God
had appointed, but would be governed as the Gentiles
8:9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet e
protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the
king that shall reign over them.
(e) To prove if they will forsake their wicked purpose.
8:11 And he said, This will be the f manner of the king that
shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint
[them] for himself, for his chariots, and [to be] his
horsemen; and [some] shall run before his chariots.
(f) Not that kings have this authority by their office, but
that such as reign in God's wrath would usurp this over
their brethren, contrary to the law, (De 17:20).
8:18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which
ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not g hear
you in that day.
(g) Because you do not repent for your sins, but because
you long for your afflictions, into which you cast