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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 12:4

And they said, Thou hast not defrauded vs, nor oppressed vs, neither hast thou taken ought of any mans hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said, "You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man's hand."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said, You have never been untrue to us or cruel to us; you have taken nothing from any man.
- Basic English Bible

And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, and thou hast not injured us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.
- Darby Bible

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

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

And they say, `Thou hast not oppressed us, nor hast thou crushed us, nor hast thou taken from the hand of any one anything.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they said: 'Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 12:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 12:4


12:2 Walketh - Ruleth over you. To him I have fully resigned my power, and own myself one of his subjects. Old - And therefore unable to bear the burden of government. My sons - Or, among you, in the same states private persons, as you are; if they have injured any of you, the law is now open against them; any of you may accuse them, your king can punish them, I do not intercede for them. Walked before you - That is, been your guide and governor; partly, as a prophet; and partly, as a judge.

12:3 Behold - I here present myself before the Lord, and before your king, ready to give an account of all my administrations. And this protestation Samuel makes of his integrity, not out of ostentation; but for his own just vindication, that the people might not hereafter for the defence of their own irregularities, reproach his government, and that being publickly acquitted from all faults in his government, he might more freely reprove the sins of the people, and, particularly, that sin of theirs in desiring a king, when they had so little reason for it.


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