Samuel testifies of his own just dealings in Israel—He reproves the people for their ingratitude—He exhorts them to keep the commandments lest the Lord consume them and their king.
2 And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have
3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the Lord, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I
6 ¶And Samuel said unto the people, It is the Lord that
7 Now therefore stand still, that I may
8 When Jacob was come into Egypt, and your fathers
9 And when they forgat the Lord their God, he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
10 And they cried unto the Lord, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the Lord, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.
12 And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the Lord your God was your
14 If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not
17 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking you a
20 ¶And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet
21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot
22 For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right
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