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 1 Samuel 12:1 - 15
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 12
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel said to all Israel, "I have listened to everything you said to me and have set a king over you.
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now you have a king as your leader. As for me, I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. I have been your leader from my youth until this day.
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these, I will make it right."
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"You have not cheated or oppressed us," they replied. "You have not taken anything from anyone's hand."
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and also his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand." "He is witness," they said.
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Samuel said to the people, "It is the LORD who appointed Moses and Aaron and brought your forefathers up out of Egypt.
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now then, stand here, because I am going to confront you with evidence before the LORD as to all the righteous acts performed by the LORD for you and your fathers.
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"After Jacob entered Egypt, they cried to the LORD for help, and the LORD sent Moses and Aaron, who brought your forefathers out of Egypt and settled them in this place.
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But they forgot the LORD their God; so he sold them into the hand of Sisera, the commander of the army of Hazor, and into the hands of the Philistines and the king of Moab, who fought against them.
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They cried out to the LORD and said, 'We have sinned; we have forsaken the LORD and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths. But now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve you.'
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD sent Jerub-Baal, F32 Barak, F33 Jephthah and Samuel, F34 and he delivered you from the hands of your enemies on every side, so that you lived securely.
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, 'No, we want a king to rule over us' - even though the LORD your God was your king.
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the LORD has set a king over you.
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God - good!
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But if you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F32 Also called Gideon
F33 Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac; Hebrew Bedan
F34 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac Samson

 
 

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