Then Samuel said to the people, “It is the Lord who appointed Moses and Aaron and brought(A) your ancestors up out of Egypt. Now then, stand(B) here, because I am going to confront(C) you with evidence before the Lord as to all the righteous acts(D) performed by the Lord for you and your ancestors.

“After Jacob(E) entered Egypt, they cried(F) to the Lord for help, and the Lord sent(G) Moses and Aaron, who brought your ancestors out of Egypt and settled them in this place.

“But they forgot(H) the Lord their God; so he sold them(I) into the hand of Sisera,(J) the commander of the army of Hazor,(K) and into the hands of the Philistines(L) and the king of Moab,(M) who fought against them. 10 They cried(N) out to the Lord and said, ‘We have sinned; we have forsaken(O) the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths.(P) But now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve you.’ 11 Then the Lord sent Jerub-Baal,[a](Q) Barak,[b](R) Jephthah(S) and Samuel,[c](T) and he delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around you, so that you lived in safety.

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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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