12 I thought: The Philistines will now descend on me at Gilgal, and I haven’t sought the Lord’s favor. So I forced myself to offer the burnt offering.”

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Many seek a ruler’s favor,(A)
and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.(B)

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13 Just as it is written in the law of Moses,(A) all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not appeased(B) the Lord our God by turning from our iniquities and paying attention to Your truth.(C)

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