New International Version
"You have not cheated or oppressed us," they replied. "You have not taken anything from anyone'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.
Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, and thou hast not injured us, neither hast thou taken aught 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.'
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They said, Thou hast not defrauded - Of what minister or governor can any nation under heaven say such things?
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1 Samuel 12:3
Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right."
1 Samuel 12:5
Samuel said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and also his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand." "He is witness," they said.
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