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