1 Samuel 12:4
New International Version
"You have not cheated or oppressed us," they replied. "You have not taken anything from anyone's hand."

New Living Translation
“No,” they replied, “you have never cheated or oppressed us, and you have never taken even a single bribe.”

English Standard Version
They said, “You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man’s hand.”

Berean Study Bible
“You have not wronged us or oppressed us,” they replied, “nor have you taken anything from the hand of man.”

King James Bible
And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man's hand.

New King James Version
And they said, “You have not cheated us or oppressed us, nor have you taken anything from any man’s hand.”

New American Standard Bible
And they said, “You have not exploited us or oppressed us, or taken anything from anyone’s hand.”

NASB 1995
They said, "You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man's hand."

NASB 1977
And they said, “You have not defrauded us, or oppressed us, or taken anything from any man’s hand.”

Amplified Bible
They said, “You have not exploited us or oppressed us or taken anything at all from a man’s hand.”

Christian Standard Bible
“You haven’t wronged us, you haven’t mistreated us, and you haven’t taken anything from anyone,” they responded.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You haven't wronged us, you haven't mistreated us, and you haven't taken anything from anyone's hand," they responded.

American Standard Version
And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were saying to him: “You have not defrauded us, neither have you oppressed us, and you have not taken a thing from any man of us!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said to Samuel, Thou hast not injured us, and thou hast not oppressed us; and thou hast not afflicted us, and thou hast not taken anything from any one's hand.

Contemporary English Version
"No," the Israelites answered. "You've never cheated us in any way!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said: Thou hast not wronged us, nor oppressed us, nor taken ought at any man's hand.

English Revised Version
And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.

Good News Translation
The people answered, "No, you have not cheated us or oppressed us; you have not taken anything from anyone."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They answered, "You didn't cheat us, oppress us, or take anything from anyone."

International Standard Version
They said, "You haven't cheated us or oppressed us, and you haven't taken anything from anyone's hand."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said: 'Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.'

Literal Standard Version
And they say, “You have not oppressed us, nor have you crushed us, nor have you taken anything from the hand of anyone.”

NET Bible
They replied, "You have not wronged us or oppressed us. You have not taken anything from the hand of anyone."

New Heart English Bible
They said, "You have not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither have you taken anything of any man's hand."

World English Bible
They said, "You have not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither have you taken anything of any man's hand."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'Thou hast not oppressed us, nor hast thou crushed us, nor hast thou taken from the hand of any one anything.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samuel's Farewell Address
3Here I am. Bear witness against me before the LORD and before His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated or oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe and closed my eyes? Tell me, and I will restore it to you.” 4“You have not wronged us or oppressed us,” they replied, “nor have you taken anything from the hand of man.” 5Samuel said to them, “The LORD is a witness against you, and His anointed is a witness today, that you have not found anything in my hand.” “He is a witness,” they replied.…

Cross References
Hebrews 11:33
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,

1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Bear witness against me before the LORD and before His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated or oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe and closed my eyes? Tell me, and I will restore it to you."

1 Samuel 12:5
Samuel said to them, "The LORD is a witness against you, and His anointed is a witness today, that you have not found anything in my hand." "He is a witness," they replied.


Treasury of Scripture

And they said, You have not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither have you taken ought of any man's hand.

Psalm 37:5,6
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass…

Daniel 6:4
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

3 John 1:12
Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“You have not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

wronged us
עֲשַׁקְתָּ֖נוּ (‘ă·šaq·tā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 6231: To press upon, oppress, defraud, violate, overflow

or
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

oppressed us,”
רַצּוֹתָ֑נוּ (raṣ·ṣō·w·ṯā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 7533: To crack in pieces

they replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“nor
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

have you taken
לָקַ֥חְתָּ (lā·qaḥ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

anything
מְאֽוּמָה׃ (mə·’ū·māh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3972: A speck, point, nothing

from the hand
מִיַּד־ (mî·yaḏ-)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of man.”
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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