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As you have put me under oath, on my oath, my king, I will speak. I am not the slayer, nor can I reveal him. As for the investigation, it was for Phoebus, who enjoined it, to tell us who did the deed. Oedipus
 Justly said. But no man on earth can force the gods to do what they do not want. Chorus
I would like to say what seems to me the next best course. Oedipus
And if there is a third course, do not hesitate to reveal it too. Chorus
I know that our lord Teiresias is the seer most like our  lord Apollo: from him, my king, an investigator might learn most clearly about these affairs. Oedipus
Not even this have I neglected. On Creon's suggestion, I sent a man twice to bring him. And I have been wondering for some time why he is not here. Chorus
 Indeed—his skill apart—the rumors are but faint and old. Oedipus
What are the rumors? I am investigating every tale. Chorus
He was said to have been killed by some wayfarers. Oedipus
I too have heard that. But no one sees the one who saw it. Chorus
If he knows what fear is, he will not hesitate to come forward when he  hears your curses, so dire are they. Oedipus
When a man does not shrink from a deed, he is not scared by a word. Chorus
But there is no one to convict him. But here they bring at last the godlike prophet, the only man in whom truth lives.
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