1 Samuel 12:22

“For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Lord wil not forsake his people, for his great Names sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jehovah will not forsake his people for his great name's sake, because it hath pleased Jehovah to make you a people unto himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Lord will not give his people up, because of the honour of his name; for it was the Lord's pleasure to make of you a people for himself.
- Basic English Bible

For Jehovah will not cast away his people for his great name's sake; because it has pleased Jehovah to make you his people.
- Darby Bible

For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.
- Webster's Bible

For Yahweh will not forsake his people for his great name's sake, because it has pleased Yahweh to make you a people to himself.
- World English Bible

for Jehovah doth not leave His people, on account of His great name; for Jehovah hath been pleased to make you to Him for a people.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name's sake; because it hath pleased the LORD to make you a people unto Himself.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 12:22


12:22 His name's sake - That is, for his own honour, which would suffer much among men, if he should not preserve and deliver his people in eminent dangers. And this reason God alledgeth to take them off from all conceit of their own merit; and to assure them, that if they did truly repent of all their sins, and serve God with all their heart; yet even in that case their salvation would not be due to their merits; but the effect of God's free mercy. To make - Out of his own free grace, without any desert of yours, and therefore he will not forsake you, except you thrust him away.


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