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1 Samuel 12:24

    1 Samuel 12:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he has done for you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Only fear Jehovah, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he hath done for you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Only go in the fear of the Lord, and be his true servants with all your heart, keeping in mind what great things he has done for you.

    Webster's Revision

    Only fear Jehovah, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he hath done for you.

    World English Bible

    Only fear Yahweh, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he has done for you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 12:24

    Only fear the Lord - Know, respect, and reverence him.

    Serve him - Consider him your Lord and Master; consider yourselves his servants.

    In truth - Be ever honest, ever sincere; with all your heart - have every affection engaged in the work of obedience; act not merely from a principle of duty, but also from a pious, affectionate sense of obligation. Act towards your God as an affectionate child should act towards a tender and loving parent.

    Consider how great things - Review the history of your fathers, review your own life; see what interpositions of power, mercy, goodness, and truth, God has displayed in your behalf! Has he not daily loaded you with his benefits?

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 12:24

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