The elders of Israel came to Samuel at Ramah,
and said 
to him,
    "Look, you are old,
         and your sons do not walk in your 
ways. 
    Make us a king to judge us like all the nations."  
But 
the thing displeased Samuel.  
    So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 

The Lord said to Samuel,
    "Heed the voice of the people;  
    for they have not rejected you,
    but they have rejected Me,
    that I 
should not reign over them.   
Solemnly forewarn 
them, and show them
    the king who will reign over them."

                                           --- I Samuel 8:4-9