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1 Samuel 12:21

    1 Samuel 12:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and turn ye not aside; for then would ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And do not go from the right way turning to those false gods in which there is no profit and no salvation, for they are false.

    Webster's Revision

    and turn ye not aside; for then would ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

    World English Bible

    Don't turn aside; for [then you would go] after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 12:21

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 12:21

    After vain things - That is, idols; which he calls here התהו hattohu, the same expression found Genesis 1:2. The earth was תהו tohu; it was waste, empty, and formless: so idols; they are confusion, and things of naught, for an idol is nothing in the world, it is not the representative of any intelligent being.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 12:21

    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.