kjv@1Samuel:8:9@ Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
kjv@1Samuel:8:10@ And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
kjv@1Samuel:8:11@ And he said, This will be the 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.
kjv@1Samuel:8:12@ And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
kjv@1Samuel:8:13@ And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
kjv@1Samuel:8:14@ And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
kjv@1Samuel:8:15@ And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
kjv@1Samuel:8:16@ And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
kjv@1Samuel:8:17@ He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
kjv@1Samuel: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 hear you in that day.
kjv@1Samuel:8:19@ Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
kjv@1Samuel:8:20@ 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.
kjv@1Samuel:8:21@ And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
kjv@1Samuel:8:22@ And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.
This was Samuel's protest, this is what bad would happen by having a king over Israel. It may not seem all that bad of a deal to us now who live under a 30% tax rate (45% corporate) and have lost a good deal of our liberties to social engineering projects and entitlements and elites notions of a one world economy. What does sound bad is that God would no longer hear Israels voice which should have brought them second thoughts. Doesn't sound like it was even a consideration; they just wanted to be like everyone else.
2012 - pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible System Version 2.0.9d - GPL3