13 Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, the Lord hath set a king over you.
13 Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the Lord has set a king over you.
13 And now behold the king whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the Lord has set a king over you.
13 "So here's the king you wanted, the king you asked for. God has let you have your own way, given you a king.
13 Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the Lord has set a king over you.
13 All right, here is the king you have chosen. You asked for him, and the Lord has granted your request.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 12:13
Commentary on 1 Samuel 12:6-15
(Read 1 Samuel 12:6-15)
The work of ministers is to reason with people; not only to exhort and direct, but to persuade, to convince men's judgments, and so to gain their wills and affections. Samuel reasons of the righteous acts of the Lord. Those who follow God faithfully, he will enable to continue following him. Disobedience would certainly be the ruin of Israel. We mistake if we think that we can escape God's justice, by trying to shake off his dominion. If we resolve that God shall not rule us, yet he will judge us.