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12:3 Here I am: witness against me before Yahweh, 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 of whose hand have I taken a ransom to blind my eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
12:7 Now therefore stand still, that I may plead with you before Yahweh concerning all the righteous acts of Yahweh, which he did to you and to your fathers.
12:9 But they forgot Yahweh their God; and he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab; and they fought against them.
12:10 They cried to Yahweh, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken Yahweh, and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve you.
12:13 Now therefore see the king whom you have chosen, and whom you have asked for: and, behold, Yahweh has set a king over you.
12:14 If you will fear Yahweh, and serve him, and listen to his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of Yahweh, and both you and also the king who reigns over you be followers of Yahweh your God, [well]:
12:16 Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which Yahweh will do before your eyes.
12:17 Isn`t it wheat harvest today? I will call to Yahweh, that he may send thunder and rain; and you shall know and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of Yahweh, in asking you a king.
12:19 All the people said to Samuel, Pray for your servants to Yahweh your God, that we not die; for we have added to all our sins [this] evil, to ask us a king.
12:21 and don`t turn aside; for [then would you go] after vain things which can`t profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
12:22 For Yahweh will not forsake his people for his great name`s sake, because it has pleased Yahweh to make you a people to himself.
12:23 Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against Yahweh in ceasing to pray for you: but I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
12:24 Only fear Yahweh, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he has done for you.
12:25 But if you shall still do wickedly, you shall be consumed, both you and your king.