Numbers 23:9

9For from the top of the crags a  I see him,
from the hills I behold him;
behold b  a people dwelling alone,
and c  not counting itself among the nations!

Deuteronomy 17:14-15

Laws Concerning Israel’s Kings

14“When you come to the land that the  Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say d  ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15you may indeed set a king over you e  whom the  Lord your God will choose. One f  from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.

1 Samuel 8:6-8

6But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the  Lord. 7And the  Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, g  for they have not rejected you, h  but they have rejected me from being king over them. 8According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you.

1 Samuel 8:19-20

The  Lord Grants Israel’s Request

19But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, “No! But there shall be a king over us, 20 i  that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

1 Samuel 12:17

17 j  Is it not wheat harvest today? k  I will call upon the  Lord, that he may send thunder and rain. And you shall know and see that l  your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the  Lord, in asking for yourselves a king.”

Hosea 13:10-11

10 m  Where now is your king, to save you in all your cities?
Where are all your rulers
those of whom n  you said,
Give me a king and princes”?
11 o  I gave you a king in my anger,
and p  I took him away in my wrath.

Acts 13:21

21Then q  they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul r  the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
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