1 SAMUEL 11:8 – 12:9
11:8 And he mustered them in Bezek; and the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah were thirty thousand.
11:9 And they said to the messengers who had come, Thus shall you say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, Tomorrow you will have deliverance by the time the sun is hot. So the messengers went and told this to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
11:10 And the men of Jabesh said, Tomorrow we will come out to you, and you may do to us all that seems good in your sight.
11:11 And on the next day Saul put the people into three companies, and they came into the midst of the camp at the morning watch. And they struck Ammon until the day was hot; and those who remained were so scattered that not two of them remained together.
11:12 And the people said to Samuel, Who said, Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men that we may put them to death.
11:13 But Saul said, No man shall be put to death on this day, for today Jehovah has accomplished deliverance in Israel.
11:14 Then Samuel said to the people, Come and let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingdom.
11:15 And all the people went to Gilgal. And there they made Saul king before Jehovah in Gilgal, and there they sacrificed peace offerings before Jehovah, and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
12:1 And Samuel said to all Israel, I have now listened to your voice according to all that you have said to me, and I have placed a king over you.
12:2 And now, here is the king who goes before you. But I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you, and I have gone before you from my youth until this day.
12:3 Here I am; testify against me before Jehovah 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 in order to blind my eyes with it? Then I will restore it to you.
12:4 And they said, You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from anyone’s hand.
12:5 And he said to them, Jehovah 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.
12:6 And Samuel said to the people, It is Jehovah who appointed Moses and Aaron and who brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.
12:7 Now therefore stand here, that I may plead with you before Jehovah concerning all the righteous acts of Jehovah, which He did to you and to your fathers.
12:8 When Jacob went to Egypt, and your fathers cried out to Jehovah, Jehovah sent Moses and Aaron; and they brought your fathers out from Egypt and caused them to dwell in this place.
12:9 But they forgot Jehovah their God, and He sold them into the hand of Sisera, the captain of Hazor’s army, and into the hand of the Philistines and into the hand of the king of Moab; and they fought against them.
1 SAMUEL 11:8 – 12:9