“But they forgot(A) the Lord their God; so he sold them(B) into the hand of Sisera,(C) the commander of the army of Hazor,(D) and into the hands of the Philistines(E) and the king of Moab,(F) who fought against them. 10 They cried(G) out to the Lord and said, ‘We have sinned; we have forsaken(H) the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths.(I) But now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve you.’ 11 Then the Lord sent Jerub-Baal,[a](J) Barak,[b](K) Jephthah(L) and Samuel,[c](M) and he delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around you, so that you lived in safety.

12 “But when you saw that Nahash(N) king(O) of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, ‘No, we want a king to rule(P) over us’—even though the Lord your God was your king.

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  1. 1 Samuel 12:11 Also called Gideon
  2. 1 Samuel 12:11 Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac; Hebrew Bedan
  3. 1 Samuel 12:11 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac Samson

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