1 H8050 And Samuel H559 said [H8799] H3478 unto all Israel H8085 , Behold, I have hearkened [H8804] H6963 unto your voice H559 in all that ye said [H8804] H4427 unto me, and have made [H8686] H4428 a king over you.
2 H4428 And now, behold, the king H1980 walketh [H8693] H6440 before H2204 you: and I am old [H8804] H7867 and grayheaded [H8804] H1121 ; and, behold, my sons H1980 are with you: and I have walked [H8694] H6440 before H5271 you from my childhood H3117 unto this day.
3 H6030 Behold, here I am : witness [H8798] H3068 against me before the LORD H4899 , and before his anointed H7794 : whose ox H3947 have I taken [H8804] H2543 ? or whose ass H3947 have I taken [H8804] H6231 ? or whom have I defrauded [H8804] H7533 ? whom have I oppressed [H8804] H3027 ? or of whose hand H3724 have I received any bribe H5956 to blind [H8686] H5869 mine eyes H7725 therewith? and I will restore [H8686] it you.
4 H559 And they said [H8799] H6231 , Thou hast not defrauded [H8804] H7533 us, nor oppressed [H8804] H3947 us, neither hast thou taken [H8804] H3972 ought H376 of any man's H3027 hand.
5 H559 And he said [H8799] H3068 unto them, The LORD H5707 is witness H4899 against you, and his anointed H5707 is witness H3117 this day H4672 , that ye have not found [H8804] H3972 ought H3027 in my hand H559 . And they answered [H8799] H5707 , He is witness.
6 H8050 And Samuel H559 said [H8799] H5971 unto the people H3068 , It is the LORD H6213 that advanced [H8804] H4872 Moses H175 and Aaron H5927 , and that brought H1 your fathers H5927 up [H8689] H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt.
7 H3320 Now therefore stand still [H8690] H8199 , that I may reason [H8735] H6440 with you before H3068 the LORD H6666 of all the righteous acts H3068 of the LORD H6213 , which he did [H8804] H1 to you and to your fathers.
8 H3290 When Jacob H935 was come [H8804] H4714 into Egypt H1 , and your fathers H2199 cried [H8799] H3068 unto the LORD H3068 , then the LORD H7971 sent [H8799] H4872 Moses H175 and Aaron H3318 , which brought forth [H8686] H1 your fathers H4714 out of Egypt H3427 , and made them dwell [H8686] H4725 in this place.
9 H7911 And when they forgat [H8799] H3068 the LORD H430 their God H4376 , he sold [H8799] H3027 them into the hand H5516 of Sisera H8269 , captain H6635 of the host H2674 of Hazor H3027 , and into the hand H6430 of the Philistines H3027 , and into the hand H4428 of the king H4124 of Moab H3898 , and they fought [H8735] against them.
10 H2199 And they cried [H8799] H3068 unto the LORD H559 , and said [H8799] H2398 , We have sinned [H8804] H5800 , because we have forsaken [H8804] H3068 the LORD H5647 , and have served [H8799] H1168 Baalim H6252 and Ashtaroth H5337 : but now deliver [H8685] H3027 us out of the hand H341 of our enemies [H8802] H5647 , and we will serve [H8799] thee.
11 H3068 And the LORD H7971 sent [H8799] H3378 Jerubbaal H917 , and Bedan H3316 , and Jephthah H8050 , and Samuel H5337 , and delivered [H8686] H3027 you out of the hand H341 of your enemies [H8802] H5439 on every side H3427 , and ye dwelled [H8799] H983 safe.
12 H7200 And when ye saw [H8799] H5176 that Nahash H4428 the king H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H935 came [H8804] H559 against you, ye said [H8799] H4428 unto me, Nay; but a king H4427 shall reign [H8799] H3068 over us: when the LORD H430 your God H4428 was your king.
13 H4428 Now therefore behold the king H977 whom ye have chosen [H8804] H7592 , and whom ye have desired [H8804] H3068 ! and, behold, the LORD H5414 hath set [H8804] H4428 a king over you.
14 H3372 If ye will fear [H8799] H3068 the LORD H5647 , and serve [H8804] H8085 him, and obey [H8804] H6963 his voice H4784 , and not rebel [H8686] H6310 against the commandment H3068 of the LORD H4428 , then shall both ye and also the king H4427 that reigneth [H8804] H310 over you continue following H3068 the LORD H430 your God:
15 H8085 But if ye will not obey [H8799] H6963 the voice H3068 of the LORD H4784 , but rebel [H8804] H6310 against the commandment H3068 of the LORD H3027 , then shall the hand H3068 of the LORD H1 be against you, as it was against your fathers.
16 H1571 Now therefore H3320 stand [H8690] H7200 and see [H8798] H1419 this great H1697 thing H3068 , which the LORD H6213 will do [H8802] H5869 before your eyes.
17 H2406 Is it not wheat H7105 harvest H3117 to day H7121 ? I will call [H8799] H3068 unto the LORD H5414 , and he shall send [H8799] H6963 thunder H4306 and rain H3045 ; that ye may perceive [H8798] H7200 and see [H8798] H7451 that your wickedness H7227 is great H6213 , which ye have done [H8804] H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD H7592 , in asking [H8800] H4428 you a king.
18 H8050 So Samuel H7121 called [H8799] H3068 unto the LORD H3068 ; and the LORD H5414 sent [H8799] H6963 thunder H4306 and rain H3117 that day H5971 : and all the people H3966 greatly H3372 feared [H8799] H3068 the LORD H8050 and Samuel.
19 H5971 And all the people H559 said [H8799] H8050 unto Samuel H6419 , Pray [H8690] H5650 for thy servants H3068 unto the LORD H430 thy God H4191 , that we die [H8799] H3254 not: for we have added [H8804] H2403 unto all our sins H7451 this evil H7592 , to ask [H8800] H4428 us a king.
20 H8050 And Samuel H559 said [H8799] H5971 unto the people H3372 , Fear [H8799] H6213 not: ye have done [H8804] H7451 all this wickedness H5493 : yet turn not aside [H8799] H310 from following H3068 the LORD H5647 , but serve [H8804] H3068 the LORD H3824 with all your heart;
21 H5493 And turn ye not aside [H8799] H310 : for then should ye go after H8414 vain H3276 things, which cannot profit [H8686] H5337 nor deliver [H8686] H8414 ; for they are vain.
22 H3068 For the LORD H5203 will not forsake [H8799] H5971 his people H1419 for his great H8034 name's H2974 sake: because it hath pleased [H8689] H3068 the LORD H6213 to make [H8800] H5971 you his people.
23 H595 Moreover as for me H2486 , God forbid H2398 that I should sin [H8800] H3068 against the LORD H2308 in ceasing [H8800] H6419 to pray [H8692] H3384 for you: but I will teach [H8689] H2896 you the good H3477 and the right H1870 way:
24 H3372 Only fear [H8798] H3068 the LORD H5647 , and serve [H8804] H571 him in truth H3824 with all your heart H7200 : for consider [H8798] H1431 how great things he hath done [H8689] for you.