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Chorus
Consent, reflect, listen, my king, I beg you.

Oedipus
[650] What would you have me grant you?

Chorus
Respect him who was in the past not foolish, and who now is strong in his oath.

Oedipus
Do you understand what you crave?

Chorus
I do.

Oedipus
[655] Tell me, then, what you mean.

Chorus
That you should never use an unproved rumor to cast a dishonoring charge on the friend who has bound himself with a curse.

Oedipus
Then be quite aware that when you seek this you are seeking death or exile from this land for me.

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