“ The L ORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the L ORD. The L ORD continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.” 1 Samuel 3:19-21
“ So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.” 1 Samuel 8:4-5
“ But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:19-20
“Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the L ORD, but serve the L ORD with all your heart…be sure to fear the L ORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. Yet if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will perish.” 1 Samuel 12:20, 24-25
“Does the L ORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the L ORD ? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams…” 1 Samuel 15:22
“Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the L ORD regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.” 1 Samuel 15:35
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