Compare Translations for 1 Samuel 12:22

1 Samuel 12:22 ASV
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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 BBE
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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 CEB
For the sake of his reputation, the LORD won't abandon his people, because the LORD has decided to make you his very own people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 CJB
For the sake of his great reputation, ADONAI will not abandon his people; because it has pleased ADONAI to make you a people for himself.
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1 Samuel 12:22 RHE
And the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because the Lord hath sworn to make you his people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 ESV
For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.
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1 Samuel 12:22 GW
For the sake of his great name, the LORD will not abandon his people, because the LORD wants to make you his people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 GNT
The Lord has made a solemn promise, and he will not abandon you, for he has decided to make you his own people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 HNV
For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people to himself.
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1 Samuel 12:22 CSB
The Lord will not abandon His people, because of His great name and because He has determined to make you His own people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 KJV
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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 LEB
For Yahweh will not forsake his people for the sake of his great name, because Yahweh has decided to make you his [own] people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 NAS
"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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 NCV
For his own sake, the Lord won't leave his people. Instead, he was pleased to make you his own people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 NIRV
"But the LORD will be true to his great name. He won't turn his back on his people. That's because he was pleased to make you his own people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 NIV
For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
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1 Samuel 12:22 NKJV
For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 NLT
The LORD will not abandon his chosen people, for that would dishonor his great name. He made you a special nation for himself."
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1 Samuel 12:22 NRS
For the Lord will not cast away his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.
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1 Samuel 12:22 RSV
For the LORD will not cast away his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.
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1 Samuel 12:22 DBY
For Jehovah will not cast away his people for his great name's sake; because it has pleased Jehovah to make you his people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 MSG
There's nothing to them. They can't help you. They're nothing but ghost-gods! God, simply because of who he is, is not going to walk off and leave his people. God took delight in making you into his very own people.
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1 Samuel 12:22 WBT
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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 TMB
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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 TNIV
For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
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1 Samuel 12:22 WEB
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.
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1 Samuel 12:22 WYC
And then the Lord shall not forsake his people for his great name; for the Lord hath sworn to make you a people to himself. (And then the Lord shall not forsake his people for the sake of his great name; for the Lord hath sworn to make you his own people.)
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1 Samuel 12:22 YLT
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.
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1 Samuel 12 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 12

Samuel testifies his integrity. (1-5) Samuel reproves the people. (6-15) Thunder sent in harvest time. (16-25)

Verses 1-5 Samuel not only cleared his own character, but set an example before Saul, while he showed the people their ingratitude to God and to himself. There is a just debt which all men to their own good name, especially men in public stations, which is, to guard it against unjust blame and suspicions, that they may finish their course with honour, as well as with joy. And that we have in our places lived honestly, will be our comfort, under any slights and contempt that may be put upon us.

Verses 6-15 The work of ministers is to reason with people; not only to exhort and direct, but to persuade, to convince men's judgments, and so to gain their wills and affections. Samuel reasons of the righteous acts of the Lord. Those who follow God faithfully, he will enable to continue following him. Disobedience would certainly be the ruin of Israel. We mistake if we think that we can escape God's justice, by trying to shake off his dominion. If we resolve that God shall not rule us, yet he will judge us.

Verses 16-25 At Samuel's word, God sent thunder and rain, at a season of the year when, in that country, the like was not seen. This was to convince them they had done wickedly in asking a king; not only by its coming at an unusual time, in wheat harvest, and on a clear day, but by the prophet's giving notice of it before. He showed their folly in desiring a king to save them, rather than God, or Samuel; promising themselves more from an arm of flesh, than from the arm of God, or from the power of prayer. Could their prince command such forces as the prophet could do by his prayers? It startled them very much. Some will not be brought to see their sins by any gentler methods than storms and thunders. They entreat Samuel to pray for them. Now they see their need of him whom shortly before they slighted. Thus many who will not have Christ to reign over them, would yet be glad to have him intercede for them, to turn away the wrath of God. Samuel aims to confirm the people in their religion. Whatever we make a god of, we shall find it deceive us. Creatures in their own places are good; but when put in God's place, they are vain things. We sin if we restrain prayer, and in particular if we cease praying for the church. They only asked him to pray for them; but he promises to do more, to teach them. He urges that they were bound in gratitude to serve God, considering what great things he had done for them; and that they were bound in interest to serve him, considering what he would do against them, if they should still do wickedly. Thus, as a faithful watchman, he gave them warning, and so delivered his own soul. If we consider what great things the Lord hath done for us, especially in the great work of redemption, we can neither want motive, encouragement, nor assistance in serving him.

1 Samuel 12 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 12

1 Samuel 12:1-5 . SAMUEL TESTIFIES HIS INTEGRITY.

1-4. Samuel said unto all Israel--This public address was made after the solemn re-instalment of Saul, and before the convention at Gilgal separated. Samuel, having challenged a review of his public life, received a unanimous testimony to the unsullied honor of his personal character, as well as the justice and integrity of his public administration.

5. the Lord is witness against you, and his anointed is witness--that, by their own acknowledgment, he had given them no cause to weary of the divine government by judges, and that, therefore, the blame of desiring a change of government rested with themselves. This was only insinuated, and they did not fully perceive his drift.

1 Samuel 12:6-16 . HE REPROVES THE PEOPLE FOR INGRATITUDE.

7-16. Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you--The burden of this faithful and uncompromising address was to show them, that though they had obtained the change of government they had so importunely desired, their conduct was highly displeasing to their heavenly King; nevertheless, if they remained faithful to Him and to the principles of the theocracy, they might be delivered from many of the evils to which the new state of things would expose them. And in confirmation of those statements, no less than in evidence of the divine displeasure, a remarkable phenomenon, on the invocation of the prophet, and of which he gave due premonition, took place.

11. Bedan--The Septuagint reads "Barak"; and for "Samuel" some versions read "Samson," which seems more natural than that the prophet should mention himself to the total omission of the greatest of the judges. (Compare Hebrews 11:32 ).

1 Samuel 12:17-25 . HE TERRIFIES THEM WITH THUNDER IN HARVEST-TIME.

17-25. Is it not wheat harvest to-day?--That season in Palestine occurs at the end of June or beginning of July, when it seldom or never rains, and the sky is serene and cloudless. There could not, therefore, have been a stronger or more appropriate proof of a divine mission than the phenomenon of rain and thunder happening, without any prognostics of its approach, upon the prediction of a person professing himself to be a prophet of the Lord, and giving it as an attestation of his words being true. The people regarded it as a miraculous display of divine power, and, panic-struck, implored the prophet to pray for them. Promising to do so, he dispelled their fears. The conduct of Samuel, in this whole affair of the king's appointment, shows him to have been a great and good man who sank all private and personal considerations in disinterested zeal for his country's good and whose last words in public were to warn the people, and their king, of the danger of apostasy and disobedience to God.