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

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

Discussion for 1 Samuel 12:23

  • Reggy Andreas for verse 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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