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In Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Yahweh set the "Laws of the King" which limited a monarchy and prohibited certain excesses:

Samuel's warnings against kingship and the fulfillment of his prophecy

Warning Scripture in 1 Samuel Fulfillment
Young men drafted into the king's army 8:11, 12 "Whenever Saul saw a mighty or brave man he took him into his service."
1 Samuel 14:52
Young men to run in front of the king's chariots 8:11 "Absalom provided himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of him."
2 Samuel 15:1
Required labor for the King 8:12-17 Solomon assigned laborers to build the Temple and his palace.
2 Chronicles 2:17, 18
Acquiring the best of your fields and vineyards 8:14 Jezebel stole Naboth's vineyard.
1 Kings 21:5-16
Using the people's property for his personal gain 8:14-16 Solomon gave away 20 cities to the King of Tyre.
1 Kings 9:10-15
A king will demand a tenth of your harvest and flocks 8:15, 17 Solomon and his son taxed the people heavily.
1 Kings 12:1ff


Jabesh-gilead Israel Saul delivers the people of Jabesh 1 Samuel 11:1-11
Aphek to Ebenezer Philistia The Ark of the Covenant captured 1 Samuel 4:1-11
Mizpah Israel Ark returned; God confuses the Philistines who are routed by Israel 1 Samuel 7:7-14
Geba Israel lead by Jonathan son of Saul Prince Jonathan defeats the Philistines with 3,000 men 1 Samuel 13:3-4
Gilga Undecided Israelite soldiers loose their nerve and flee the battle 1 Samuel 13:5-10
Mt. Gilboa Philistia Israel is defeated. Saul and his sons are killed 1 Samuel  31:1-13

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