1 Samuel 12:23

“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 12:23

Moreouer, as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord, in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against Jehovah in ceasing to pray for you: but I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as for me, never will I go against the orders of the Lord by giving up my prayers for you: but I will go on teaching you the good and right way.
- Basic English Bible

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against Jehovah in ceasing to pray for you; and I will teach you the good and right way.
- Darby Bible

Moreover as for me, Far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:
- Webster's Bible

Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against Yahweh in ceasing to pray for you: but I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
- World English Bible

`I, also, far be it from me to sin against Jehovah, by ceasing to pray for you, and I have directed you in the good and upright way;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 12:23

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 12:23


12:21 Turn aside - After idols; as they had often done before; and, notwithstanding this warning, did afterwards. Vain things - So idols are called, #Deut 32:21 Jer 2:5|, and so they are, being mere nothings, having no power in them; no influence upon us, nor use or benefit to us.

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.

12:24 Only, &c. - Otherwise neither my prayer nor counsels will stand you in any stead.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 12:23

  • Reggy Andreas on 1 Samuel 12:23
    I think why Samuel said like this because he was a leader of Israel not only a national leader but a spiritual leader. As a spiritual leader, he had an obligation to pray for them to God.


 

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