Poole's Outline of 1 Samuel 8



Samuel makes his sons judges over Israel; their names, and ill government, 1-3. The people ask a king: Samuel is grieved; prays, 4-6. God is displeased with the people; but commands Samuel to hearken to them, and to represent to them the tyrannical government of kings, 7-9; which he doth, 10-18. The people continue in their request: God commands Samuel to yield to them, 19-22.