1 Samuel 12:1-5 (New International Version)

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Samuel's Farewell Speech

1 Samuel said to all Israel, "I have listened1 to everything you said to me and have set a king2 over you. 2 Now you have a king as your leader.3 As for me, I am old and gray, and my sons4 are here with you. I have been your leader from my youth until this day. 3 Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed.5 Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey6 have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe7 to make me shut my eyes? If I have done8 any of these, I will make it right."9 4 "You have not cheated or oppressed us," they replied. "You have not taken anything from anyone's hand." 5 Samuel said to them, "The LORD is witness10 against you, and also his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything11 in my hand.12" "He is witness," they said.
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