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1Samuel 12
New American Standard Bible

Samuel Addresses Israel

12Then Samuel said to all Israel, "Behold, I have listened to your voice in all that you said to me, and I have appointed a king over you.H8050H559H3478H8085H6963H559H4427H4428 2"And now, here is the king walking before you, but I am old and gray, and behold my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my youth even to this day.H4428H1980H6440H2204H7867H1121H1980H6440H5271H3117 3"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore [it] to you."H6030H3068H4899H7794H3947H2543H3947H6231H7533H3027H3724H5956H5869H7725 4And they said, "You have not defrauded us, or oppressed us, or taken anything from any man's hand."H559H6231H7533H3947H3972H376H3027 5And he said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand." And they said, "[He is] witness."H559H3068H5707H4899H5707H3117H4672H3972H3027H559H5707 6Then Samuel said to the people, "It is the LORD who appointed Moses and Aaron and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt.H8050H559H5971H3068H6213H4872H175H5927H1H5927H776H4714 7"So now, take your stand, that I may plead with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD which He did for you and your fathers.H3320H8199H6440H3068H6666H3068H6213H1 8"When Jacob went into Egypt and your fathers cried out to the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron who brought your fathers out of Egypt and settled them in this place.H3290H935H4714H1H2199H3068H3068H7971H4872H175H3318H1H4714H3427H4725 9"But they forgot the LORD their God, so He sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the army of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.H7911H3068H430H4376H3027H5516H8269H6635H2674H3027H6430H3027H4428H4124H3898 10"And they cried out to the LORD and said, 'We have sinned because we have forsaken the LORD and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth; but now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve Thee.'H2199H3068H559H2398H5800H3068H5647H1168H6252H5337H3027H341H5647 11"Then the LORD sent Jerubbaal and Bedan and Jephthah and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around, so that you lived in security.H3068H7971H3378H917H3316H8050H5337H3027H341H5439H3427H983

The King Confirmed

12"When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the LORD your God [was] your king.H7200H5176H4428H1121H5983H935H559H4428H4427H3068H430H4428 13"Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen, whom you have asked for, and behold, the LORD has set a king over you.H4428H977H7592H3068H5414H4428 14"If you will fear the LORD and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel against the command of the LORD, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God.H3372H3068H5647H8085H6963H4784H6310H3068H4428H4427H310H3068H430 15"And if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the command of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, [as it was] against your fathers.H8085H6963H3068H4784H6310H3068H3027H3068H1 16"Even now, take your stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes.H1571H3320H7200H1419H1697H3068H6213H5869 17"Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king."H2406H7105H3117H7121H3068H5414H6963H4306H3045H7200H7451H7227H6213H5869H3068H7592H4428 18So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.H8050H7121H3068H3068H5414H6963H4306H3117H5971H3966H3372H3068H8050 19Then all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, so that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins [this] evil by asking for ourselves a king."H5971H559H8050H6419H5650H3068H430H4191H3254H2403H7451H7592H4428 20And Samuel said to the people, "Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.H8050H559H5971H3372H6213H7451H5493H310H3068H5647H3068H3824 21"And you must not turn aside, for [then you would go] after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.H5493H310H8414H3276H5337H8414 22"For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.H3068H5203H5971H1419H8034H2974H3068H6213H5971 23"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.H595H2486H2398H3068H2308H6419H3384H2896H3477H1870 24"Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.H3372H3068H5647H571H3824H7200H1431 25"But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king shall be swept away."H7489H7489H5595H4428


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