1 Samuel 12:4
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English Standard Version
They said, “You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man’s hand.”

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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught from any man's hand.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Renewal of the Monarchy. - Saul had so thoroughly acted the part of a king in gaining this victory, and the people were so enthusiastic in his favour, that they said to Samuel, viz., after their return from the battle, "Who is he that said, Saul should reign over us!" The clause עלינוּ ימלך שׁאוּל contains a question, though it is indicated simply by the tone, and there is no necessity to alter שׁאוּל into השׁאוּל. These words refer to the exclamation of the worthless people in 1 Samuel 10:27. "Bring the men (who spoke in this manner), that we may put them to death." But Saul said, "There shall not a man be put to death this day; for to-day Jehovah hath wrought salvation in Israel;" and proved thereby not only his magnanimity, but also his genuine piety.

(Note: "Not only signifying that the public rejoicing should not be interrupted, but reminding them of the clemency of God, and urging that since Jehovah had shown such clemency upon that day, that He had overlooked their sins, and given them a glorious victory, it was only right that they should follow His example, and forgive their neighbours' sins without bloodshed." - Seb. Schmidt.)

1 Samuel 12:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Cross References
Hebrews 11:33
who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am; testify against me before the LORD and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me and I will restore it to you."

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

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