Then Samuel recited unto the people the rights of the kingdom and wrote it in a book and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his house.
When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God gives thee and shalt inherit it and shalt dwell therein and shalt say, I will set a king over me like all the Gentiles that are round about me;
And he said, This will be the right 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 chariot.
Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel, remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and righteousness, take away your exactions from my people, said the Lord GOD.
Thus hath the Lord GOD said: If the prince gives a gift of his inheritance unto any of his sons, it shall be theirs; the possession thereof shall be by inheritance.
Let every soul submit itself to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God.
for kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and integrity.
Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work.
Therefore, be subject to every human ordinance that is of the Lord, whether it be to a king or to a superior,