And he said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and 1his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything 2in my hand." And they said, "He is witness."
And Samuel said to the people, 3"The LORD is witness,a who appointed Moses and Aaron and brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.
Now therefore stand still that I may plead with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous deeds of the LORD that he performed for you and for your fathers.
84When Jacob went into Egypt, and the Egyptians oppressed them,b5then your fathers cried out to the LORD and 6the LORD sent Moses and Aaron, 7who brought your fathers out of Egypt and made them dwell in this place.
But 8they forgot the LORD their God. 9And he sold them into the hand of Sisera, commander of the army of Hazor,c10and into the hand of the Philistines, 11and into the hand of the king of Moab. And they fought against them.
1012And they cried out to the LORD and said, 'We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD13and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth. But now 14deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, that we may serve you.'
And the LORD sent 15Jerubbaal 16and Barakd17and Jephthah and 18Samuel and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and you lived in safety.
And when you saw that 19Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, 20you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,'21when the LORD your God was your king.
And now 22behold the king whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, 23the LORD has set a king over you.
If you will 24fear the LORD and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God, it will be well.
But 25if you will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then 26the hand of the LORD will be against you and 27your king.e