The King of Israel - 1st Samuel 12

1 Samuel 12:1 And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have  hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and  have made a king over you. 

1 Samuel 12:2 And now, behold, the  king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and,  behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before  you from my childhood unto this day. 

1 Samuel 12:3 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 defrauded? whom have I oppressed?  or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine  eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. 

1 Samuel 12:4 And they  said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither  hast thou taken ought of any man’s hand. 

1 Samuel 12:5 And he  said unto them, The LORD is witness against you, and his  anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought  in my hand. And they answered, He is witness.  

1 Samuel 12:6 And Samuel said unto the people, It is the LORD  that advanced Moses and Aaron, and that brought your  fathers up out of the land of Egypt. 

1 Samuel 12:7 Now therefore  stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of  all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and  to your fathers. 

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1 Samuel 12:8 When Jacob was come into Egypt,  and your fathers cried unto the LORD, then the LORD sent  Moses and Aaron, which brought forth your fathers out of  Egypt, and made them dwell in this place. 

1 Samuel 12:9 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. 

1 Samuel 12:10 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. 

1 Samuel 12:11 And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and  Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of  the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled  safe. 

1 Samuel 12:12 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 king. 

1 Samuel 12:13 Now therefore behold the  king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired!  and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you. 

1 Samuel 12:14 If  ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice,  and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then  shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you  continue following the LORD your God: 

1 Samuel 12:15 But if ye  will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the  commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the  LORD be against you, as it was against your fathers.   

1 Samuel 12:16 Now therefore stand and see this great thing,  which the LORD will do before your eyes. 

1 Samuel 12:17 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 king. 

1 Samuel 12:18 So  Samuel called unto the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder  and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the  LORD and Samuel. 

1 Samuel 12:19 And all the people said unto  Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that  we die not: for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to  ask us a king.  

1 Samuel 12:20 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye  have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from  following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your  heart; 

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye  go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for  they are vain. 

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his  people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the  LORD to make you his people. 

1 Samuel 12:23 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 way: 

1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him  in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things  he hath done for you. 

1 Samuel 12:25 But if ye shall still do  wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.  KJV